"Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos" Churches Tip by mircaskirca

Churches, Salvador da Bahia: 22 reviews and 37 photos

Built by and for slaves between 1704 and 1796 to honour Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks, this church didn't receive due attention outside the local Afro-Brazilian community until long after it was built.

The church uses a mixture of themes, both African and Catholic. The blue and white facade is a mixture of baroque and rococo architecture with oriental-looking towers. After extensive renovation, it is worth a look at the side altars to see statues of the Catholic church's few black saints. One of the highlights of this church is the painting of the Passion with a black Chirst. African rhythms pervade the service.

It is open Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun 10am-noon.

Address: Largo do Pelourinho
Directions: the old city centre of Pelourinho

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 5, 2007
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