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Jul 14, 2018
Dec 23, 2017
Daily 8:30am-5pm
Praca XV, s/n - Terreiro de Jesus | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
City Center
(71) 3321-4573
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

What a beautiful Cathedral. Mind blowing, and all the detail in it. Definitely worth visiting. Loved it.

Thank dariusadidas
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The inside of that church is about the best baroque art I have ever seen. The only thing to say about it is Wow! Well worth a visit.

1  Thank NoneColumbus
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a private tour guide and truly loved the place. I got plenty of pictures...just remember to turn off your flash.

1  Thank nccattlemen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The inside of the Basilica was an amazing sight to see. The decorations inside the Basilica were marvellous

1  Thank luapnonnac
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Lovely Church - one of several in Salvador that you should include on a must-see list - even if you only have a day.

1  Thank 3littleladies
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Got a local tour guide, English speaking from the internet, same web site we have used before, we did a tour of the "old town", wife had more fun than I did.

1  Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The cathedral has been closed for renovation and will be closed for quite some time. There are other churches to see, especially the Franciscan church in the far opposite end of the square.

1  Thank withpanamahaton
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A nice cathedral, wit many religious works of arts, both mural and statues and painting, wirh a lot of gold used.

Thank gcarmi1943
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were very disappointed because, as tourists, we do not think if Monday a historic church could be closed, but it was so. Around the church were in dozens of people who have not potutto admire this wonder of the historical heritage of Bahia

Thank Lanie S
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This church incorporates the distinctive characteristics of Brazilian colonial architecture of churches,very baroque features covered in gold leaf. A bit overly rich for my taste but the azuelos are beautiful.

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