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Largo do Carmo s/n | Carmo, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-400, Brazil
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Very worth visiting this small church. The wood carven sculptures are quite an expression of the brazilian late Barroco. At the basement you can see the place where the slaves used to lodge. Very good guide who charges you at the end.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Interesting but do not miss going down the stairway to the basement to see the lodging of the slaves. Shivers down your spine!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The church has a volunteer local guide who is very well versed on its history, architecture, sculptures and paintings. There is also the Christ sculpture covered with tiny ruby stones.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This church is not well preserved as the other churches of Salvador, but I would recommend the visit. It has a nice altar. You pay about US$ 2.00 to enter.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank fabianof45
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Carmo Church is located in Carmo neighborhood which is sandwiched in between Pelorinho and Santo Antonio neighborhoods. Therefore you can start in Pelorinho and walk tour your way up to Carmo and the Church and Beyond. The Pestana hotel next door is what used to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A bit off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. We went fairly early in the day and a helpful young man took us around to see every nook and cranny including the escape tunnel in the basement that connects all the many churches...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank David A
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful Carmelite convent is well worth a visit, not so much for the rococo church interior as for the adjoining chapels and convent buildings. It's not open all the time and it's tricky to find out opening hours in advance.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank withpanamahaton
Reviewed 9 August 2016

this has a church, a dining room, a downstairs dungeon, the lot, the air and space is breathtaking and good old body of Christ in a coffin, always scaring the kiddies....loved it.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank carolynp24
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This church is in the hystorical center of Pelourinho and deserves the visit. Not only the church but the monastery at it side, transformed in a hotel, and specially the sacristy should be visit, only can be reached through the hotel.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank AntonioAGSC
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Very beatiful church in the heart of the city. Must see inside and out. Good architecture and scenery outside the church.

Date of experience: December 2015
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