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Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People: Tours & Tickets

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This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
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Largo do Pelourinho s/n | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-280, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church and the order of Our lady of Rosary was dedicated to the slaves of African origin .The church was commenced early in 1700's and was built by black salves and freemen and took over one hundred yers to complete. Externally it is interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

This church is a bit different than others all over. As you can easily observe that it is quite old. What also caught my eyes it is its blue color on the outside. Beautiful!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rami A
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Interesting if you have time. Not a highlight. There is English explanations as well. Cheap to enter.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank yota7
Reviewed May 16, 2019

The ancient church of slaves in Salvador during the colonial period of Brazil. Here the masses are performed in a Catholic fashion but with a strong emphasis on music. Usually the traditional Catholic songs are played to African drums beat I came into the church...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank arthurbotelho
Reviewed May 13, 2019

This church was by far one of my favourite visits in Salvador. It mixes catholic and camdomblé religions showing the strong religious syncretism in Brazilian society. Every Tuesday at 6pm there is a mass and the church is opened to the public. Some of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lorrane C
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

This church is quite different from others in Brazil, and interesting to visit. There are some explanations in English. Worth a few minutes to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Millet02
Reviewed March 11, 2019

This place is hyped too much and am afraid does not deliver a lot...as an American, we have seen masses like this and it is good to see it in another context but I wouldn't make special time for the special mass...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

We were staying in Pelourinho and wanted a genuine local, cultural experience, so we headed to Sunday AM mass at the "Black Church." It was amazing! the priest was full of heart, made a genuine connection with the congregation, and had a beautiful voice. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Not far from the Largo do Pelourinho is one of the most interesting churches of Salvador - in its full Portuguese name: Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos. It was built over a long period, starting in the 17th century,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank saronic
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

It is lovely church, with a character of its own and very different from others in the old city. The best time to visit is when there is a mass happening. Great music and such fervor of those attending, singing and dancing to the music

Date of experience: October 2018
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