Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People, Salvador

(4.5/5 based on 950+ 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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  • This church is the most different from all that was built by slaves and slaves. It is very simple for inside compared to the others, but the story that there is within it is very important.
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  • 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 »
  • Gave lucky to go on Tuesday and watched the whole mass Sung and accompanied by the drums and conga drums. It's creepy beautiful to hear and feel the force of an African nation within our city and our soul! I want to voltarassim that possible!
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