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Igreja N. S. do Bonfim
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The façade of this church, illuminated by white light bulbs in the evening, can be seen from afar, perched on the Colina Sagrada (Sacred Hill). The church (1754) is a strong symbol of the religious syncretism of Bahians. Attend mass on Friday (5pm), a day attributed to Oxalá, god of Creation; the entire congregation is dressed in white, colour of Orixá. The church also houses one of Salvador's most beautiful religious festivals, the Lavagem do Bonfim. Inside, a room brimming with commemorative plaques is testament to the fervour of the people's devotion to the patron saint of Bahia.

Useful Information

  • Address : Praça Senhor-do-Bonfim BR - Salvador 40425 36040425 360Salvador
  • Phone : (71) 3316-2196

Opening hours :

  • Tue, mer., Thu and Sat 6.30am-noon and 2pm-6pm. Fri and Sun 5.30am-noon and 2.30pm-6pm

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