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Igreja and Convento N. S. do Carmo
Rua do Carmo, Salvador Driving directions
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Mon-Fri 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm, Sat 8am-noon

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The Convent of the Carmelites (17C), laid out around two cloisters, is partially occupied by a luxury hotel. It served as a refuge to Dutch forces during the invasion of 1624, as well as for Portuguese troops during Bahia's wars of independence. You can visit the church, reworked according to neo-Classical tastes, and the luxurious sacristy covered with Baroque and Rococo talhas. It houses magnificent Baroque paintings and imposing jacaranda furniture.

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