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Gilded altar of São Francisco Church and Convent - Salvador | by Phil Marion (173 million views - THANKS)
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Gilded altar of São Francisco Church and Convent - Salvador

The most important characteristic of the church is its exuberant inner decoration, mostly executed in the first half of the 18th century. All surfaces inside - walls, pillars, vaults and ceilings - are covered by golden sculpted gilt woodwork and paintings.The decoration of the church is considered one of the most complete and imposing in Portuguese-Brazilian Baroque gilt woodwork art (talha dourada), being a perfect example of the "golden church" (igreja dourada).

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Taken on December 18, 2015