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Sao Francisco Church and Convent

Praca Padre Anchieta, Salvador, State of Bahia 41810-830, Brazil
+55 71 3322 6430
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One of the most spectacular churches in the world, this famous church is richly adorned inside with gold, silver and precious stones and has ceiling art that has been compared to that of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (19 reviews)
“blue tiles” (12 reviews)
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Praca Padre Anchieta, Salvador, State of Bahia 41810-830, Brazil
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+55 71 3322 6430
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visiti! Check the opening hours before visiting and watch out where to park and where to walk on the close streets. The neighborhood is quite dangerous.

Thank Lucas d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tiles on the walls are incredible. The sacristy is amazing but the gold church is just gorgeous. Definitely a place to check out on your visit here. Such history and beauty. amazing!

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some many interesting facts about this church and the history. The detailing is amazing and preservation of the building is still in good shape.

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We “stumbled” upon here while strolling in the Pelourinho when one of the guides in the street offered to guide us through it. The guide kept talking about the greatness of this church and he made us look at the floor without looking up while...More

Thank Jeff_Proulx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like old, beautifully preserved churches with outstanding decorations, this is the one to see in Salvador! With 360 old churches, you could see one almost every day, but this one is amazing!! So impressive and the old Portuguese tiles are still gorgeous after...More

Thank HerouxFamily
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I found it very strange to be in a church with people carrying (and using selfie sticks). The last straw for me was seeing a girl ostentatiously kneeling to pray at the altar, being photographed by her mother and son. Not for me.

Thank keke22
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church. Very rich with sculptures and paintings. Worth a visit if traveling to bahia salvador.

Thank Francois F
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is one of the most visited churches in the Pelorinho (the historic district of Salvador city). The interior of the Church is known for its elaborate gold guided alter and Portuguese blue tile in the adjoining museum

1  Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Its worth paying the entrance fee to look around inside. Only 5 reals I think from memory but the alter was really impressive.

2  Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this church during my stay in Salvador. Usually you find yourself thinking churches are much of a muchness but this one really stood out. Very impressive inside.

Thank nicSouthampton
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