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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.

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  • 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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    • Language: esp
    • Position : With friends


    la iglesia y su entorno.


    Fuimos a la misa de las 17 el viernes 10 de julio de 2015. Muy interesante la misa, pero aclaro que no coincide con su descripción. Es una ceremonia estándar para Bahía, con cantos y mucha devoción. pero vestimenta normal, ritual normal.

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