Unique Portuguese tiles representing the city of Lisbon, before the earthquake of 1755!
Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, the Church of the Third Order of San Francisco has a frontage of sandstone washed and decorated in high relief and it’s the only example in Brazil that refers to the Spanish Baroque. The project is by Gabriel Ribeiro, considered one of the introducers of the Baroque in Brazil. On the ceiling there are paintings created by Franco Velasco. The place also houses the only Portuguese tile set that represents the city of Lisbon, Portugal, before the earthquake of 1755.
Its interior was reformed in the 19th century, replacing the original baroque decoration with neoclassical altars, considered the work of master José de Cerqueira Torres. The building was registered by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), classified as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World and it’s part of the Historical Center of Salvador, which today is a World Heritage place.
Visitation: Monday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photos of the place: Fábio Marconi
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Foto: Fábio Marconi