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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil — Northeast Region
 

Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim

 

—["Basilica Church of Our Lord of the Good End"] —

 
Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
1. Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim Marker
Inscription.
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.

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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
View from beach at Largo do Papagalo image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
2. View from beach at Largo do Papagalo
Igreja Basilica de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim on hilltop, center right.
associated with many of its Catholic services, accommodating aspects of West African faith traditions (Candomblé) preserved throughout Brazil but especially in Bahia and the country's northeastern region.
 
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
 
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Igr. Basilica de N. Sr. do Bonfim image. Click for full size.
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3. Igr. Basilica de N. Sr. do Bonfim
Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim - interior image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
4. Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim - interior
<i>Orixás</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
5. Orixás
Statues of African deities at Dique o Tororo - lake in center-city Salvador.
Poster: <i>Orixás</i> - the eight African dieties of Candomblé: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
6. Poster: Orixás - the eight African dieties of Candomblé:
Oxalá; Logum Edé; Xangô; Nanã; Oxum; Iemanjá; Iansã; and Ogum.
Statue of Oxalá, foremost of the Candomblé dieties - syncretically associated with St. Augustine image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 21, 2009
7. Statue of Oxalá, foremost of the Candomblé dieties - syncretically associated with St. Augustine
(Christmas decorations on the lake in background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,930 times since then and 25 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.
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