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Ordem Terceira do Carmo church, Salvador
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Built in the 19th century on the site of an older church, Ordem Terceira do Carmo church is located in the historic heart of town and houses the famous Nossa Senhora do Carmo statue. The statue is believed to be the likeness of the daughter of a powerful landholder who once held sway over the entire region. The statue’s creator, known locally as Half-Caste, was a slave with no artistic training and a passionate love for the landowner’s young daughter. Cradled in the statue’s arms is a life-size image of Christ with black features (like the artist’s would have been), which once made it one of the most scandalous images in the country. You can see the infamous sculpture, with its 2,000 rubies representing Christ’s tears, inside the church’s adjoining museum. Ordem Terceira do Carmo church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Salvador Edition.
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  • Another Church in the Pillory, but which also was closed. Appears to be impressive by its size, but the region is somewhat dangerous to walk, because the locals have warned about assaults on site. Recommend to be careful when visiting.
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  • It's not so rich when the Church of San Francisco and lack a lot of maintenance. Good ride for that care about history, architecture or for religious tourism.
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  • Simple but very beautiful church. I visited the area near the Church at night and it was closed. Worth a visit in the region.
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  • Está num abandono de chorar. Tem uma placa informando obras desde 2014 com previsão de fim em Abr/2016. Mais de R$ 8 milhões e quase nada foi feito. Triste.
  • A cidade tem uma igreja a cada 100 m e todas muito bonitas e com história. Nessa foi gravada a escadaria no filme O Pagador de Promessas.