Unique Places in Salvador da Bahia

  • The Tamar project.
    The Tamar project.
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  • Bahian boy at the Tamar project.
    Bahian boy at the Tamar project.
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  • Praia do Forte.
    Praia do Forte.
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    CEAO - Centro de Estudos...

    by martinelli Written Sep 24, 2002

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    CEAO - Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais (Centre for African and Oriental studies of Federal University of Bahia) :: founded by the outstanding and legendary portuguese anthropologist Agostinho da Silva, this center gathers a lot of good information about the african legacy in Brazil. It's also possible to access its library and take yoruba classes!

    http://www.ufba.br/instituicoes/ufba/ceao/i

    Praça 15 de novembro, 17 - Terreiro de Jesus

    Pelourinho

    Picture: cover of the publication 'Brazil: a country of Blacks?', by CEAO. Note that the words 'black' and 'negro' don't have offensive conotation in Brazil.

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    Biblioteca Central dos Barris...

    by martinelli Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Biblioteca Central dos Barris - Central Library of Barris :: You don't have to understand portuguese to profit on this library. As a library, it's not very astonishing, but it promotes interesting events in its main square ('Quadrilatero'), shows interesting low-production or art movies in its two cinema rooms ('Walter da Silveira' and 'Alexandre Robato', always with extremely cheap prices, if not for free) and good plays in its theatre ('Espaco Xis'). It also promotes every July the festival 'July in Salvador', with a lot of free concerts, movie displays, workshops, plays, art expositions and more! If not free, ridiculously low prices.

    http://www.funceb.ba.gov.br/dimas/julhoemsalvador/2002/index.htm

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    Itaparica IslandThe island...

    by martinelli Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Itaparica Island

    The island itself (in front of Salvador) is not something to drool for, in my opinion. Not Itaparica (maybe Frades or Madre de Deus). But crossing the All Saint Bay back and forth is absolutely marvelous.
    This is a picture of Salvador from the sea...

    Picture borrowed from Udo Müller's site

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    Sao Marcelo FortBuilt by the...

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    Sao Marcelo Fort

    Built by the dutches when they were struggling for the power in Salvador, it is most definately one of the greatest vies. Once a fort, once a prision, all you have to do is to go to the pier beside Mercado Modelo, get a boat and enjoy the spectacular view of the city and the bay!

    Picture borrowed from Udo Müller's site

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    Steps to Museu de Arte Sacra

    by msp_ssa Written May 30, 2005

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    I liked these steps looking up as you leave the Museu de Arte Sacra. This museum is in the Santa Tereza neighborhood off of Rua Carlos Gomes.

    Near the Museu de Arte Sacra

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