Sao Francisco Church And ConventCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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
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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95% of people who visit Salvador include Sao Francisco Church And Convent in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
55.36% 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
55.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sao Francisco Church And Convent
My time in Salvador was of learning, dancing and exploring. Amazing experience that I will certainly repeat.
This building was breathtaking. It holds a lot of history. To learn that enslaved Africans were who completed the work to make the cathedral as ornate and opulent as it is brought tears to my eyes. The main room is covered in gold. It is truly a sight to see.
A must see in Salvador. Opulently decorated church and beautiful cloister decorated with azuleios.
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