One of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World!
Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, the Church and the Convent of San Francisco are classified as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World and registered by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Its 18th century Portuguese tiles reproduce the birth of St. Francisco and are adorned with wooden carvings molded with gold dust and with symbols of Brazilian Baroque: leaves, pelicans, flowers, angels.
The interior of the church is composed of polychrome images of Bahian saint makers masters, masterpieces of sacred art, many pieces of carved jacaranda and two stone sinks, donated by D. João V, king of Portugal. The pulpits and ceiling are covered by many sacred paintings, as well as images of St. Peter of Alcantara, St. Benedict, St. Joseph, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Anthony and St. Francis of Assisi on the high altar. On the left side, highlight for the images of Our Lady of the Conception, Our Lady of Glory, Our Lady of Pity, Our Lady Santana, St. Luzia and Saint Dominic.
– Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photos of the place: Fábio Marconi
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Largo de São Francisco. Pelourinho. Foto Fábio Marconi.