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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  • Like almost everything else in Pelourinho, one should take also time for this church and see you in peace.
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  • Spectacular ... shows the old buildings with beautiful details without moving in essence that is faith, light ...
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  • Linda Church inside and out the night we attended church all pretty clean with many well preserved images worth knowing.
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