Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do BonfimCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
- Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 071-31162196
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture
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.
- 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.
- Viena Cafe (pizza recommended)
- Bomboniere Cardoso
- Recanto da Lua Cheia (seafood recommended)
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93.24% of people who visit Salvador include Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim in their plan
06 AM - 07 AM
52.17% of people start their Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim
People normally club together Deputado Luiz Eduardo Magalhães International Airport and Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary Of The Blacks while planning their visit to Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim.
What an odd and eclectic church that proves that humans will believe pretty much anything. If you have any ailments or disease of the body, no problems, get the afflicted limb cast in wax and then hang it from the ceiling of the church - completely normal! Because it’s a point of pilgrimage you’re also harassed to purchase ribbons to tie to the church fence - wasn’t sure of the point of this but it does make for a colourful backdrop for portrait photos
This church in Brazil has a lot of history. If you come to Salvador and don't visit the church, you are missing out. The church has a room full of photos and cast body parts which represent a 'miracle room', Brazilians believe in Saints, and when they get a miracle, they bring a photo or something; that will represent it. The wristbands that you will see everywhere are very famous in Brazil. It means when you tie it to your wrist, you need to make 3 wishes in every single knot, (3 knots, 1 wish for each) when it come loose, the wishes comes true. The church has daily mass and it is beautiful inside. It is a perfect place to go and watch the sunset. Enjoy!
Normal church with a lot of ppl the hole sunday because of its tradition. The bracelet thing seems like a trap for tourist but the tale sounds fun. Went there by bus from the city elevator and it was a shame that the buses to come back passed only once every 50minutes. Do not recommend to go there alone or late.
Beautiful artwork of an earlier era than I had ever seen before. Amazing and humbling.
The heart of my faith lives here.