Really enjoyed visiting this church during my stay in Salvador. Usually you find yourself thinking churches are much of a muchness but this one really stood out. Very impressive inside.
About Sao Francisco Church and Convent
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The church is beautiful from both the inside and the outside, and the nearby convent is even nicer. Well worth a visit.
Amazingly outlandish. Gilded pretty much throughout. The old Portuguese really knew how to show who was boss. But remember where the wealth to build the church came from. It came from the huge profits from slave labour plantations. So as you look around in awe...More
You need to see the fresco in the roof of main entrance... Breathtaking! And also, the amount of details in gold over the Church and the pieces of history... It's a must!
For lovers of art this church cannot be missed. It is worth 1-2 hours to admire the several sections that make up the complex. A wealth of azulejo tile murals in the halls and around the cloister; I loved trying to understand the message of...More
The church is very beautiful, very golden. According to tour guides, it is the church that contains more gold than any other in Brazil. It's worth visiting.
What can I say that hasn't been said? All the hundreds of carvings are covered in gold leaf. They're not in particularly good repair, but still ornate. The church is built in "colonial style" and finished in the mid 1700s. The alter is magnificent and...More