Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People, Salvador
(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Built in a town that hosted the first slave port in Brazilin, Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People is a reminder of the determination of people who refused to give up on faith. The slaves who worshipped there constructed the church in the 18th century because they weren't allowed in the settlers' churches. The wooden ceiling is painted with ornate allegory, but the rest of the structure is simple and functional in its design. Outside the front of the church you will find a plaque giving background on the building in English. The graveyard behind the church is home to the remains of Anastasia, a local heroine who has become legend in Brazil's history. Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Salvador Edition.
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  • With the whole of black worship Saints with percussion, very strong religious syncretism, the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos is a tourist spot and a religious portal indispensable for visitation. The mass is invigorating, with people extremely concerned and a charismatic priest. Recommend and come back as soon as I return to Salvador.
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  • Catholicism viewed from another angle. Mass invigorating! Happiness and pride of the people of Bahia and devotees of St. Anthony of Categeró.
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  • Founded to offer the solace of religion to Catholic escavros and person of color (in the 17TH and 19th century there was Division by skin color) has become a very beautiful temple.
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