Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People, Salvador

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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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  • The Church of n. s. do Rosario dos Pretos, is located on the hillside of the Pelourinho and named by that temple of neoclassic style, the black slaves were allowed to participate in the celebration of the Catholic mass; However, right there, the slaves aboard, could practice their rituals of African culture.
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  • Church that makes it possible to conciliate the Catholic religion with religions of African hues, including chants, dances and offerings in perfect communion, tune and acceptability.
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  • In the Pelô be sure to know the Church of black men. In addition to a beautiful place, your symbolism is of great importance for black people.
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