Sao Francisco Church And ConventCurrently Closed
- Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco s/n, 40020–280, Salvador, Brazil
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 071-33226430
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture
Sao Francisco Church And Convent - Review
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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Sao Francisco Church And Convent, Salvador Reviews
Give me GOLD! Wow! So impressive - you can understand why the Catholics used such opulence to convince and convert the non-believers because it is just as amazing as what it was a couple of hundred years when it was first built. In the main part of the church, just sit and be amazed but the splendid glory of Brazil’s former wealth.
The most beautiful church of the city. Totally recommend it. Even tho the cloister aint that good and they should take better care of it...the main room all golden covered is just amazing. It cost like a Euro only
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.