Bonfim and Itapagipe in Salvador, Brazil

Bonfim and Itapagipe

The most famous sight in the northern suburbs is the church of
Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
, (1745), on the Itapagipe peninsula. It draws extraordinary numbers of supplicants (particularly on Friday and Sunday), making ex-voto offerings to the image of the Crucified Lord set over the high altar. The processions over the water to the church on the third Sunday in January are particularly interesting. Also on the Itapagipe peninsula is a colonial fort on Monte Serrat point, and at Ribeira, the church of
Nossa Senhora da Penha
(1743). The beach here has many restaurants, but the sea is polluted. To get here, take a bus from Praça da Sé or Avenida França.

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