Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People, Salvador

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very nice Church, with its distinctive characteristics to other buildings of the Pelourinho, but without losing the essence of this.
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  • Worth the visit and see some more of the history of the place. Be smart while riding in the surroundings. Has a police base near, but always be careful and don't get silly.
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  • This church is a living proof of the mixture of people. Some of his masses mix Catholics and in a beautiful reverence to Umbanda racial tolerance. There are masses that are sung in African language (I think, not sure, it's Oruba). So beautiful and mystical, the visit will certainly surprise you.
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