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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  • Pay to enter but the Church's very destroyed. The basement, where he kept the slaves reeks of feces! The organ of the Church is flaky. Have a view of 12 churches and only
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  • Besides love Church I'm Umbanda mixing beliefs in this church is indescribable! Mass with conga drums, smoker and Yoruba music. ... Perfect place that everyone has to go, or Tuesday or Sunday.
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  • Very cool. Must-see Tuesday because the mass of the Lord's blessing. The place already speaks for itself
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