SALVADOR, BAHIA - BRASIL
Salvador is also known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its carnival festival on the street. The city has the most amazing carnival attractions in the World. As the first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the Americas.
Salvador is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. It is the third most populous Brazilian city, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music, and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast coast.
The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture. This reflects a situation in which African-associated cultural practices are celebrated.
The Historic Centre of Salvador, called the Pelourinho, is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
Salvador is located in a small, roughly triangular peninsula that separates All Saints Bay from the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Learn a little bit about this magic place!
What can I do in Salvador?
You can start your panoramic tour on the lighthouse, Farol da Barra, passing through the big sculptures of the African saints- Orixás on the Dique do Tororó, a beautiful Lake where you can see the Football stadium, Arena Fonte Nova, going to the lower town – Cidade Baixa, passing through the beautiful Mercado Modelo, an old handcraft Market, Bonfim Church and Mont-Serrat view.
Tour to the Historic Center - Pelourinho
Pelourinho, a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site of colorful colonial buildings and magnificent churches. As you wander the cobblestone streets, gazing up at the city’s oldest architecture, you’ll realize that the Pelô is not just for tourists. Cultural centers and schools of music, dance and capoeira pack these pastel-colored 17th- and 18th-century buildings.The area has undergone major restoration work – which remains ongoing – since 1993 thanks to Unesco funding.
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