Check out Avenida Sete as it's referred to by the locals. There's a lot to see along this street. There are many stores and restaurants, nothing too fancy, but a lot of variety. This street goes from Campo Grande to Praça Castro Alves. Shopping Piedade is at about the halfway point right near Largo da Piedade. It's not really a tourist spot, this street, but I like walking through this area and seeing the old façades that haven't been covered up with signs yet and mingling with the locals. Of course during Carnaval, this is one of the tourist spots. The Osmar and Batatinha circuit runs along Avenida Sete.
Anybody who goes to Salvador have to experience these drums! Sometimes it feels like the different Blocos are "fighting" to make the loudest sound. All the streets will be filled with music, especially first and last tuesdays of the month.
You dont even have to go to a bar to get yourself a drink, as vendors will come around offering icecold and very cheap softdrinks and beers to the audience.
The Carnival !
Takes place every year in end February- beginning of March. This carnival is by far the best streetparty I ever been to, and hey I'm turning 34 soon...
When u see all these people dancing to the
electric trios, the bands on their trucks, people get crazy, mad. I'm not sure how many people are attending it, but some says around 2-3 million people!!
Don´t miss it !! Do yourself a favor, and experience it at least once in your lifetime!
CARNIVAL - completely different from the Carnival in Rio, Carnival in Salvador is getting more and more famous each year. Don´t miss it if you have the opportunity to visit Brazil in February.
Salvador have the best Street Carnival, with Many famous "Trio Eletrico" (the carnival Band) playing loud, and people dancing on streets all the day. The photo is the Carnival at Farol da Barra.