Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

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  • 1. Pelourinho

    4 out of 5 stars

    The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the...

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  • 2. Churches

    A little away from the center of Salvador is a church called Nosso Senhor do Bomfim. That is a church build by portuguese sailors who survived a tropic storm on the way from Portugal to brazil and...

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  • 3. Lacerda Elevator

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    In 20 seconds, Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) takes you from Praca Tome de Souza in Cidade Alta (the Upper City) to the Praca Cairu in Cidade Baixa (the Lower City). You travel more than 70...

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  • 4. Beaches

    The lighthouse in Salvador is sitting very pretty on a little cape just where the beaches begin. It plays an important part in the history of salvador and you hear it mentioned in songs very...

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  • 5. Capoeira

    Around the city you can witness locals showing off their capoeira skills. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art using dance and music. It requires a lot of upper body strength and looks really...

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  • 6. Barra

    Forte Santa Maria is located at Porto da Barra, only 500 metres from the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra (at the lighthouse). It is uncertain when the fort exactly was built, but it was during the...

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  • 7. Cidade Baixa - Lower City

    The autumm´s coming in Salvador...but it´s the perfect time for fun there & away. In the "Cidade Baixa" ( the rocky coast of the city) hotels are cheapest than in the beach side...No sand, but it´s...

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  • 8. Praia do Forte - Tamar Project

    Everyone in Salvador was saying how lovely Praia do Forte was, in fact, they were saying it in Rio too. The travel books made it seem like a small resort town. We've got enough of those here so I...

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  • 9. Praça Tomé de Souza

    Praça Tomé de Souza, named after the founder of the city of Salvador (a statue in the centre of the square pays homage to him), or Praça Municipal, because of the institutional monuments that surround...

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  • 10. Farol da Barra

    Perched proudly at the end of the Barra peninsula and housed inside an ancient Portuguese fort, Barra Lighthouse (Farol da Barra) is a prime spot to view the spectacular sunsets and views across All...

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  • 11. Catedral Basilica

    4 out of 5 stars

    Next to the cathedral one walks along a passage with pictures of all heads of the Salvador Catholic Church. At the end of the passage a massive ballroom can be found with more beautiful paintings,...

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  • 12. Mercado Modelo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mercado Modelo is a Salvador's largest market and one of Salvador's landmarks. An old covered market with the best selection of the artesanato in the city, is set on its own by the old harbour, across...

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  • 13. Candomble

    We booked through a travel guide we met in Pelourinho to go to a ceremony. It cost us 40 Reais each. We were picked up at about 9/10 pm in a mini bus and went around hotels to pick up other people....

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  • 14. African Heritage

    Bahia was the first colonial capital of Brazil and the city is one of the oldest in the New World (founded in 1549 by Portuguese settlers). It was also the first slave market on the continent, with...

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  • 15. Baia de Todos os Santos

    It can be either transportation and excursions into the bay to visit the little islands, or fulday fishingtrips. Our equipment is limited to the traditional lines, that is handheld, but it is as...

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  • 16. Morro de Sao Paulo - Tinharé

    No, it's not located in São Paulo... Morro de São Paulo is a small fishing village located in Tinharé Island, south of Salvador. Although it's already known to the tourism comunity in general, it...

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  • 17. Samba

    Salvador, as I have said, is a party-town. While nearly every night can be party-night here, the authorities - themselves party animals - actually organised special street parties on weekend and...

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  • 18. Baianas

    Salvador is an important city in Brasilian history, having once been the capitol. Being the capitol also made in important in the cultural history, and you will see locals dressed in traditional...

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  • 19. Carnival

    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...

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  • 20. Lagoa do Abaeté

    1.5 out of 5 stars

    The city of Salvador has a lagoon where laundrywomen used to launder in the past. Nowadays there are some public buddles close to the lagoon, where laundrywomen still do hand wash. You can see them...

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  • 21. Acarajè

    The acarajé is the most typical street food of the state of Bahia. In every corner of the historic center of Salvador, elderly ladies dressed in the traditional Bahian costume, prepare this tasty...

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  • 22. MAS - Museu de Arte Sacra

    MAS - Museu de Arte Sacra da Universidade Federal da Bahia (Sacred Art Museum of the Federal University of Bahia) It's... beyond words! It's a very pleasant and beautiful museum, unfortunately not...

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  • 23. Historical city center

    The historical centre of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from...

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  • 24. Terreiro do Jesus

    One of the top attractions in Salvador, Terreiro de Jesus condenses Bahia's melding of religions and cultures in its name, history and uses. The square in the...

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  • 25. Aeroclube Plaza Show

    This place reminded me of Orlando?Ultra colorful and lively, it's like an outdoor entertainment center and mall rolled into one. But the locals seemed to flock...

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