Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People
4.5
Architectural BuildingsChurches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
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4.5
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Very good
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,743 contributions
Feb 2020
This pretty blue church was built by black slaves and freemen over a period of more than 100 years. Like almost everything else on Feb. 26th, it was closed as people recovered from Carnaval.
Written 14 May 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX2,016 contributions
Jan 2020
The church just seems to dominate the entire square. The outside was maybe a bit more enjoyable than the inside.
Written 9 March 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,764 contributions
Nov 2019
This church and the order of Our lady of Rosary was dedicated to the slaves of African origin .The church was commenced early in 1700's and was built by black salves and freemen and took over one hundred yers to complete. Externally it is interesting but internally it does not offer a great deal. There is a 5 Real fee to enter.
Written 8 November 2019
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Rami A
Tel Aviv, Israel1,162 contributions
Apr 2019
This church is a bit different than others all over. As you can easily observe that it is quite old. What also caught my eyes it is its blue color on the outside. Beautiful!!
Written 11 October 2019
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Arthur J. Botelho
Uberlandia, MG9 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The ancient church of slaves in Salvador during the colonial period of Brazil. Here the masses are performed in a Catholic fashion but with a strong emphasis on music. Usually the traditional Catholic songs are played to African drums beat I came into the church when someone was being baptised and I could live a unique experience. Though I knew all the songs, the music was still full of incredibly energy. It was amazing to see old and young people all dancing and singing together to drums rhythm.
Written 16 May 2019
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Lorrane C
147 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This church was by far one of my favourite visits in Salvador. It mixes catholic and camdomblé religions showing the strong religious syncretism in Brazilian society. Every Tuesday at 6pm there is a mass and the church is opened to the public. Some of the church founders are buried in the back of the church. Visits can be done until 5pm.
Written 13 May 2019
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Millet02
Atlanta, GA516 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This church is quite different from others in Brazil, and interesting to visit. There are some explanations in English. Worth a few minutes to see.
Written 15 April 2019
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travel2findoneself
Los Angeles, California, USA347 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
This place is hyped too much and am afraid does not deliver a lot...as an American, we have seen masses like this and it is good to see it in another context but I wouldn't make special time for the special mass...
Written 11 March 2019
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judythr
Whidbey Island280 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We were staying in Pelourinho and wanted a genuine local, cultural experience, so we headed to Sunday AM mass at the "Black Church." It was amazing! the priest was full of heart, made a genuine connection with the congregation, and had a beautiful voice. We sat in the front, left-hand pew right next to the drummers, which was awesome. The two women singers had strong, lovely voices. It was clear that many of those present have been coming for years. There was much we didn't understand, not speaking French, but, other than the mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela after our walking the Camino, it was my favorite mass ever.
Written 10 February 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland26,248 contributions
Jan 2018
Not far from the Largo do Pelourinho is one of the most interesting churches of Salvador - in its full Portuguese name: Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos. It was built over a long period, starting in the 17th century, by a brotherhood of slaves and freedmen of African descent, who did all the work themselves in their free hours.

The church is attractive from its exterior, with its two towers by the facade and all painted in blue, as well as from the interior, with pleasantly much less gold than one sees in the other churches of the town. By the entrance are information boards, also in English, about the phenomenon of the black brotherhood, the 'Irmandade de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Homens Pretos'.
Written 22 November 2018
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