Sao Francisco Church And Convent, Salvador

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Sao Francisco Church And Convent, Salvador - Address, Phone Number

Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco s/n, 40020–280

Phone: 071-33226430

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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During the colonial times, there was a power struggle between three colonial powers in South America to emerge as the ultimate super power. The Igreja de Sao Francisco is a testament to that extravagance. One of the most magnificent churches of Brazil, the Igrega is lathered with gold and has an 80 kg silver chandelier dangling over the ceiling whose art is often compared to that of Sistine Chapel’s. To see the church in its splendor, attend a Sunday mass and you can actually see the light reflecting off the gold leaf. Apart from precious metals, the convento is laced with delicate wood-carvings and is lined with the best Portuguese tiles available at the time when it was being built. The north side of the premises is another church that houses the country’s only Spanish plateresque sandstone facade, resembling the Spanish altars of worship.

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Restaurants Near Sao Francisco Church And Convent

  • Maria Mata Mouro (seafood recommended)
  • Le Glacier Laporte (ice cream parlour)
  • Hotel Villa Bahia Restaurant (local cuisine recommended)

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  • Beautiful church and convent! Worth the cheap entrance fee.

  • You won't believe it until you get in there. The walls covered in gold shows off the baroque style and the opulence of the Catholic church. I'd strongly recommend hiring a guide for explaining the impressive painting in the entrance ceiling.

  • An extraordinary piece of architecture lined with stunning gold all throughout the interior, this church is quite stunning to look at. Located in the Pelourinho area of Salvador it is a must see for anyone visiting the city. You don't have to be of any particular faith to simply admire the beauty of this great location.

  • Beautiful gilded woodwork all over the interior. Calm and not many visitors at the time. Entry price was five real. Enjoyed it.

  • A beautiful church in the finest Portuguese baroque tradition. Covered with 900kg of Gold. An amazing example of colonial architecture, but this church would still be pretty special even in Europe.

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