Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Built by and for slaves between 1704 and 1796, the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos has finally won acclaim outside the local Afro-Brazilian community. After extensive renovation, it's worth a look at the side altars to see statues of the church's few black saints. African rhythms pervade the services and the Sunday Mass is one not to miss.

Sight Information


Largo do Pelourinho s/n, Salvador, 40026–280, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–6, Sat. 9–5, Sun. 10–5

Published 06/18/2015


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