Religious Tourism Attracts Five Million People Annually in Bahia, Boosts its Economy

With two itineraries, Salvador will rank third as a pilgrimage site after the canonization of Sister Dulce. In addition to the capital, Dias D'Ávila and Bom Jesus da Lapa also have religious shrines.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Religious tourism is one of the main components of the sector in Bahia, attracting some 5 million people annually among the state's cities. The trend should grow after the canonization of sister Dulce, the first Brazilian saint born in the . . .

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