Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church Tours

When the Portuguese Navy captain Theodozio Rodrigues de Faria and his crew survived a brutal storm at sea, the international explorer vowed to honor the saint who saved his life once he arrived on the shores of his destination. Today, the gilded halls of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church, home to a replica image of an original Portuguese statue of Christ, still stand as homage to one captain’s survival.

Travelers venture to the top of Sacred Knoll in search of similar modern miracles, making it a point of pilgrimage for visitors from across the globe. Services at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim blend old world Catholic traditions with the worshiping practices of West African slaves, making for a memorable and uniquely Brazilian Sunday morning.

Practical Info

The church is located on Largo do Bonfim and is open Mondays from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and on Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Friday and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The traditional washing of the steps takes place on the second Thursday of every month.
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Address: Largo do Bonfim, Salvador, BA, Brazil 40415-475, Brazil
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Hours: Mon 8am-6pm, Tue-Thur & Sat 6:30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5:30am-6pm
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Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

Get an overview of Salvador's highlights during this full-day tour with a local guide. Visit the historic sights of the city, its colonial mansions and monuments, including Dique do Tororó, Pelourinho, Bonfim Church and Lacerda Elevator. Have lunch at a local restaurant to taste some of Bahia's specialities. In the afternoon, visit Cidade Baixa, the outskirts of the city, which provide spectacular views of the port area of All Saints Bay. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Shore Excursion of Salvador

When your cruise ship docks in Salvador, spend the day exploring the city with a private guide. In Pelourinho, the Historic Center of Salvador de Bahia, walk through the area named world cultural center by UNESCO. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the area through your local guide's commentary. Board a private vehicle to see other attractions in the area, such as the Bonfim Church and Mont Serrat Fortress. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia, with its historic city center and beautiful beaches, is a vibrant city of 3 million people. Make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights—Pelorinho, Igreja do Bomfim, Mercado Model, and Barra Lighthouse—with this private tour of the Bahia capital. Your own private guide, a local from Salvador, can offer insider tips on what to see and where to eat during the rest of your trip.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Cruise Ship Special Private Tour Salvador da Bahia Historic Old Town Bonfim and Barra

Cruise ships calling on Salvador de Bahia dock at a terminal located right downtown. With this tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers, make the most of your limited time in port with a compact tour that packs all the highlights, including the Pelorinho historic center, Itapagipe Peninsula, Fort Monte Serrat, and the art deco Lacerda Elevator. With time-saving transport to and from the cruise terminal, you’ll have time for lunch on your own.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Outskirts Private City Tour Including Favelas of Salvador

Explore the lower part of Salvador, including the largest bay in Latin America and some of the local favelas, during this 4-hour tour. Listen to commentary from your local guide about the historical and cultural aspects of the coastal area of Salvador, situated on the Bay of All Saints. See Dique do Tororó (Tororó Dike), a lake surrounded by gardens, the beaches of Ribeira and the Church of Bonfim. Stroll through the alleyways of the local favelas and visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mercado Modelo. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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8h City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

See the highlights of the 3 million person capital of the state of Bahia. Take a private car and walking tour along the beaches from the city to the Pelorinho, or historical center of the town.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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