Basilica of St. Sebastian, Salvador

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Basilica of St. Sebastian
Basílica de São Sebastião
Basílica Arquiabacial de São Sebastião (16758281075) (2).jpg
Facade of the Basilica of St. Sebastian
Basilica of St. Sebastian, Salvador is located in Brazil
Basilica of St. Sebastian, Salvador
Location of the Basilica of St. Sebastian in Brazil
Basic information
Geographic coordinates 12°58′45″S 38°30′51″W / 12.979285°S 38.514188°W / -12.979285; -38.514188
Affiliation Catholic
Rite Roman
Municipality Salvador
State Bahia
Country Brazil
Architectural style Neoclassical

The Basilica of St. Sebastian[1] (Portuguese: Basílica de São Sebastião)[2] Also Basilica of Salvador It is the name given to a neoclassical religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church that functions as the abbey church of the Monastery of St. Benedict (Mosteiro de São Bento), in Salvador[3] in Bahia, Brazil.[4]


It is The first monastery of the Americas, and is located on Sete de Setembro Avenue in Salvador, in the jurisdiction of the Parish of Sao Pedro. The current abbot is Don Emanoel D'Able do Amaral.

The church that follows the Roman or Latin rite was declared basilica minor in 1982 by decision of Pope John Paul II. It underwent a process of remodeling and was closed about 11 months during 2006. It is managed by the Congregation of the Benedictines of Brazil.

Protected status[edit]

The Basilica of St. Sebastian was listed as a historic structure by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage in 1938. It is listed in the Book of Historical Works process no. 79-T, inscription no. 148.[5] It is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Historic Center of the city of Salvador, a designation received in 1985.

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ Basilica of St. Sebastian (Benedictine Monastery)
  2. ^ Júnior, Manoel Onofre (2008-01-01). Portão de embarque, Brasil-Brasis (in Portuguese). Sebo Vermelho. 
  3. ^ Centro da cultura de Salvador (in Portuguese). EDUFBA. 2006-01-01. 
  4. ^ Mapograf, Editora. Guia Mapograf Brasil 2016/2017. On Line Editora. 
  5. ^ Carrazzoni, Maria, ed. (1980). Guia dos bens tombados (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro, RJ: EXPED-Expansão Editorial. p. 110. ISBN 9788520800577.