Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador

The most famous church in Salvador, Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim has a long standing history of granting miracles. As you approach the gate, you'll notice it's covered with colorful tissue strips called fitas. Children will try to sell you this colored paper that you can tie to the gate and around your wrist for good luck.

This plain 18th-century building on the small peninsula north of downtown has astonishing symbols inside. At the back of the church, you'll find valuable and significant objects that people have donated as thanks for miracles in the Room of Miracles. And for even odder iconography, look at the hanging body parts cast in plastic, wood, and metal hanging from the ceiling in the Room of Thanks. Plan to see Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salvador tour itinerary planner.
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  • The Bonfim Basílica is one of the most sacred places in Salvador, and after its recent renovation it is even more beautiful than before. A must go kind of place!  more »
  • This is a very important church in Salvador. The church is the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador and is the site of a famous celebration. Beautiful rococó style and...  more »
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  • There ia magican place. A beauty church and excelent vibes
  • So much beautiful and historical. It is a place to rise up your faith.
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