Fodor's Expert Review Convento de São Francisco


With an interior glittering in gold, the church here is considered one of the country's most impressive. Along with intricately carved woodwork, the convento has an impressive series of 37 white-and-blue tiled panels lining the walls of the cloister that tell the tale of the birth and life of St. Francis of Assisi. It is worth attending Sunday morning Mass for the atmosphere alone.

Quick Facts

Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco s/n
Salvador, Bahia  40020–280, Brazil


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R$5, Mass free, Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 9–5:30, Tues. 9–3:30, Sun. 10–3

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