Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim, Salvador
Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim, Salvador - Address, Phone Number
Address: Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim, Salvador
Known as the church that grants wishes, the Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is Salvador’s most celebrated church. Thronged by tourists and believers alike, this church made famous the colourful ribbons that you’ll see tied around the wrists of many people all over the city. These ribbons are meant to bring you good luck, so buy some from any of the vendors that will overwhelm you by their sheer presence. This church is known more for its faith than architecture; home to the Candomble religion, this church worships the religion’s highest deity. The most interesting room in the church is the Room of Miracles where people come and part with valuables in order to fulfill their wishes. The church is said to have such great powers of healing that replicas of body parts made of wood and plastic are seen hanging in the church, left by people whose body parts have said to been cured by the church’s power.
How To reach Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim by Public Transport
- A taxi ride will cost around R $20.
- Catch a Bonfim bus at Praca de Se or at the bottom of the Elevator Lacerda in Comercio.
Restaurants Near Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim
- Viena Cafe (pizza recommended)
- Bomboniere Cardoso
- Recanto da Lua Cheia (seafood recommended)
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Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim, Salvador Reviews
Magical, mystical place. You can feel the energy coming from the place and all the faithful that pack this historic church.
A church other than all which I visited. Very weird is a hall with plastic parts of the body. And don't forget to leave Yours FITAS on the wall
The basilica is a pilgrimage location for Brazilians. They travel long distances to visit the place when in need of divine intervention for some malaise including bringing plastic body parts in the hope that they will be cured. You will probably be handed out some of those colourful ribbons ..... a tip is appreciated!
Must see for any tourist visit, and a good place to go every few years if you are a local. Make sure to get some Bonfim ribbons to tie to the fence outside. If you are lucky enough to be there the middle of January there is a huge procession where thousands of people walk from just below the Pelourinho to the church. It's a sacred procession but not a solemn one. Plenty of beer, food, água de coco, etc. along the route.
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