Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia

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  • Entry to the Pelourhino, the Terrace of Jesus.
    Entry to the Pelourhino, the Terrace of...
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    They pose for tips.
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    Have your picture taken with a Bahian woman...

    by sunlovey Written May 20, 2005

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    Tim & I with a traditional

    When we got to Pelourinho we noticed many woman dressed in typical Bahian dress...

    These Bahianas, bedecked in white turbans and white dresses to resemble candomblé priestesses will eventually approach you and ask if you'd like to have your picture taken with them for a small fee. Why not?

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    visit the pelourinho

    by noelle-on-tour Written Apr 13, 2005
    historic center

    The pelourinho is in the historic center of Salvador, this place is alive day and night. Day time visit the beautiful churchs and monuments and at nigh great live music an very good restaurant and bars.

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    Pelourinho

    by leosantanajr Written Feb 28, 2005
    One of the churches in Pelourinho

    This is and old neighbohood that now serves as a source of history.
    Lot o music, bars, restaurants and capoeira (an old dance/ fight broght by the ancient slaves from Africa)...
    If you go by car, there's a good parking lot to keep your car safe.

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    Pelourinho

    by msp_ssa Updated Dec 27, 2004

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    Pelourinho

    I don´t know if I could describe this place and do it justice. There´s a lot to see and do here. Many bars and restaurants. There are stages with live music many nights of the week especially during their summer. The vibe is really the main attraction here. Just go and soak some of it in.

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    Pelourinho

    by Maillekeul Written Jan 29, 2004

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    O Pelourinho is the must see area of Salvador... From the churches to the places, from the houses' roofs to the capoeira shows, everything is special here...

    O Pelourinho, c'est le quartier a voir a salvador. Des eglises aux placettes, des toits des maisons aux shows de capoeira, tout est special ici...

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    Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo

    by acemj Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    When I first arrived in Pelourinho by cab, I headed off in the wrong direction and though I didn't know it at the time, I wandered just outside of Pelourinho up the hill on Ladeira do Carmo. At the top of the hill, I found this church and decided to walk inside. There were a couple guys sitting at a small table collecting a small entry fee of 1.50 R. Inside, I found that the church was a bit worn and unkempt, but from some of the hallways in the back, windows revealed great views over Pelourinho. There is also an organ that dates to 1889.

    Next to the church is the Museu do Carmo where you'll find some interesting religious sculptures, documents and paintings.

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    Pelourinho

    by acemj Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    Pelourinho, sometimes referred to as Centro Historico or Cidade Alta, is the historic and cultural center of Salvador. It sits high above the city's commercial district (Cidade Baixa or lower town) and is made up of a jumble of cobblestone streets and colorful buildings from the 16th and 17th century colonial periods when Salvador was one of the richest places in all of the Americas.

    I like this picture of this boy dancing in front of the city's largest cathedral in its main square, Terreiro de Jesus.

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    The culture

    by andal13 Updated Jul 26, 2003

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    Jorge Amado

    Jorge Amado is the most representative Bahian writer. His colourful novels are an excellent guide to visit Salvador da Bahia.
    Some of his books are: "Donha Flor and her two husbands", "Gabriela, clove and cinnamon", "Tocaia Grande", "Captains of the Sand", "Tieta of Agreste", "Bahia de todos os Santos". Jorge Amado's Foundation is situated at Pelourinho.
    And there are some outstanding Bahian musicians that you cannot miss, like Caetano Veloso and Maria Betânia (my
    favourites), and some more.

    Jorge Amado es el más representativo de los escritores bahianos. Sus novelas coloridad son una excelente guía para visitar Salvador de Bahía.
    Algunos de sus libros son: "Doña Flor y sus dos maridos", "Gabriela, clavo y canela", Tocaia grande", "Capitanes de la arena", "Tieta de Agreste", "Bahia de todos os Santos". La Fundación Jorge Amado está situada en el Pelourinho.
    Y hay varios músicos bahianos impresionantes que no te debes perder, como Caetano Veloso y Maria Betânia (mis preferidos) y varios más.

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    Pelourinho

    by hmoitta Updated Apr 3, 2003
    Pelourinho by nigth

    Pelourinho is a square in the old historic center of the city ( world heritage ) and it is a must for its restaurants,bars, music and art galleries.

    It gets its name from the place where slaves were attached and beaten for public exibition in colonial times.

    Fortunately these days are gone and now Salvador is the most african city of Brasil, with all colors, rythms, flavors and scents.

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    Ordem Terceira de Sao...

    by martinelli Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco
    Monastary beside Sao Francisco Church, in Pelourinho. Its facade was under a layer of cast and its details were only discovered about ten years ago, when it began to be restored! Behold, humans, and drool!

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    Igreja do Paço

    by martinelli Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Very interesting church, cosy, between Pelourinho and Santo Antonio neighbourhoods. Behind it there's a repair shop for brass instruments... :) Man, I'll always miss Trompes, my dear beloved trumpet...

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    Pelourinho by day

    by Oana_bic Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Historical centre, lovely churces and colonial style houses, hustle and bustle from the streets full of acaraje, bahianas, capoeira and tourists.

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    Cidade Alta and Pelourinho

    by realde14 Written May 15, 2005

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    Pelourinho

    This is the best place to hang out, visit colonial buildings and churches, or just drink, dance, and have fun.

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    Pelourinho

    by leosantanajr Written Feb 28, 2005
    Olodum playing live....

    An old district that tells a lot of Brazil's history...You'll find a lot of churches, restaurants, bars, music, etc.

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    The elevator

    by jmbenet Written Sep 21, 2003

    This elevator communicate the downtown of Salvador with the upper town, where you can fing the largo of Pelourinho (there it was the slaves's market)

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