Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People, Salvador

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Religious Site Architectural Building
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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  • I was fortunate to be on Salvador on a Sunday and attend the church service. I would encourage one and all to understand the history of this remarkable church and witness the fusion of religion and Af...  more »
  • I attended this church on a recent trip to Salvador, and I must say, it was an amazing experience. I speak very little Portuguese. However, I do know the typical order of a Catholic mass, so overall, ...  more »
  • From the outside this graceful church, in the very heart of this wonderfully vibrant, historic district, looks very much like other historic colonial Portuguese churches that seem to be on nearly ever...  more »