Sao Francisco Church And Convent

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  • Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco s/n, 40020–280, Salvador, Brazil
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 071-33226430
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

About Sao Francisco Church And Convent, Salvador

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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  • 95% of people who visit Salvador include Sao Francisco Church And Convent in their plan

  • 54.5% of people start their Sao Francisco Church And Convent visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sao Francisco Church And Convent

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61.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sao Francisco Church And Convent

People normally club together Elevador Lacerda and Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary Of The Blacks while planning their visit to Sao Francisco Church And Convent.

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Sao Francisco Church And Convent, Salvador Reviews

  • Built in 1702, this baroque church is the prettiest of all in Pelourinho. Entry is only 5 BRL and one can see the old church, the comunal room and the beautiful corridor covered with tiles that depict Lisbon before the earthquake. Do not miss!

  • Simply beautiful. A touch of Europe in South America

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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