Salvador, Bahia, Brazil — Northeast Region
Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonﬁm
—["Basilica Church of Our Lord of the Good End"] —
Igreja de pergrinação do século XVIII, com arcadas laterais. Local de grade devoção popular, possui internamente coleção de ex-votos.
This simple 18th century church with arches on both sides has been the site of pilgrimages for many years and is dearly beloved by the Bahian people. It is believed to have special curative properties, and those seeking divine intervention often leave replicas of body parts or photographs of the infirm inside the church.
Bahia Brasil Terra da Felicidade
Location. 12° 55.432′ S, 38° 30.493′ W. Marker is in Salvador, Bahia. Marker can be reached from Praça Sr. do Bonfim west of R. Visc. Cabo Frio. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salvador, Bahia 40415-475, Brazil.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zumbi dos Palmares Monument (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Monumento a Stefan Zweig (approx. 9.5 kilometers away).
More about this marker. One of the oldest churches in the city and the most famous pilgrimage church in Brazil, the Igreja Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim is especially known for the annual (January) Festa de Bonfim and the syncretism
Also see . . .
1. Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Catholicism and Candomblé: the road to religious syncretism. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Afro-Brazilians; Festa do Bonfim (Feast of Bonfim); Roman Catholicism; Candomblé
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.