Estado da Bahia Things to Do

  • The beach right outside Salvador
    The beach right outside Salvador
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    Kaloz enjoys local beauty
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Estado da Bahia Things to Do

  • Lacerda Elevator

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 meters in one of the tallest public elevators in the world. Some 50.000 passengers make the trip every day (about 120 at a time) using four elevator. It's...

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  • Pelourinho

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 homogeneity of its construction on a hilly and picturesque site which embellishes the urban scenery by providing steeply falling and ascending views of...

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  • Churches

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 they build the church as a thank you for surviving the storm when they got ashore. Actually, the captain dedicated the rest of his life to building the...

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  • Capoeira

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 impressive. The clothing is also very bright and colourful as is most of Salvador itself.

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  • Beaches

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 often. Lighthouse in portugese is "farol" by the way.

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  • Praia do Forte - Tamar Project

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 wasn't completely convinced until we got there. To ge there you'll need to take a tour from Salvador, hire a taxi for the day, or rent your own car......

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  • Barra

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 government of D. Diogo Luís de Oliveria (1627-1635). The fort existed during the second Dutch invasion of Salvador in 1638, and was a part of the city...

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  • Cidade Baixa - Lower City

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 not a problem...every hotel has a teleferic cabine that give you till a private dock where you can join hammocks, umbrellas, snorkel on cristal clean...

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  • Catedral Basilica

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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, decorations and art works.

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  • Mercado Modelo

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 the road from the foot of Elevador Lacerda. It was built in 1861 and originally used as the customs house for shipments coming into port. In 1971 the...

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  • Baia de Todos os Santos

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 eficient as any hitec method. But arrangements can be made to rent rod and wheel i desired.But it is funny to feel the more fysical sensation of a fish on...

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  • Morro de Sao Paulo - Tinharé

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 still preserves the atmosphere and conditions that made it a special place.

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  • Farol da Barra

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 Saints Bay (Todos os Santos). Explore inside the lighthouse and you’ll find a small museum filled with maps, charts and artifacts – many of which were...

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  • African Heritage

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 slaves arriving to work on the sugar plantations.

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  • Candomble

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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. The ceremony was held in a community centre in a favela. In the communal ceremonies of Candomblé, the orixas are summoned through ritual drumming,...

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  • Lagoa do Abaeté

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 walking with a clothes package on their heads. La ciudad de Salvador tiene una laguna en donde las lavanderas solían lavar al ropa en el pasado. Hoy en...

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  • Acarajè

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 snack. The acarajé dendêns is fried in, the infamous palm oil that easily cause intestinal problems for unsuspecting tourists ... to make it more...

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  • Baianas

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 garments. You can have your picture made, but beware, you will be asked for a donation, and they will not be shy about it. Be prepared to shell out some...

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  • Samba

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 TUESDAY nights. During these nights, stages, food and drink stalls are set up at the various squares - Largo do Pelourinho and Largo Terreiro do Jesus,...

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  • Praça Tomé de Souza

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 it: the Paço Municipal, the city's seat of power, and the Palácio Rio Branco, which housed the federal executive. It is up to you which name you...

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  • Carnival

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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...

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  • MAS - Museu de Arte Sacra

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    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 many people visit it! It's also nice to know that part of it was recuperated by reformed street kids trained by the Licee of Arts and Professions (Liceu...

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  • The Tamar Project

    Sea turtles come to this area to lay their eggs in a higher concentration than anywhere else in the world. Until 20 or so years ago, the trade in turtle eggs was one of the main sources of income for the people along this coast. This meant however that the turtles became almost extinct from the Brazilian coast. The TAMAR Project was set up in 1980...

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  • Between the River and the Ocean

    Imbassaí is sliced in two by Imbassaí river, a warm jungle-fringed river that curls down to the ocean. On the sandbank, where the river meets the ocean, you find a couple of small, palm-roofed beach bars. You can stop and enjoy a cold drink, delicious fried fish or traditional acaraje, relax under a beach umbrella and make your choice between a...

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  • Endless Stretch of Deserted Beaches

    Imbassaí offers 6 km of deserted beaches fringed with countless coconut palms and sand dunes behind. The Imbassaí river runs parallel to the ocean on the main stretch of the beach, forming a magnificent natural pool. Turtles come to lay eggs on the beach, and whales also appear during periods of the year. There are very few places on earth where...

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  • Imbassaí River

    What makes Imbassai so special is the Imbassaí river, also called the Barroso river, which runs along the beach for several kilometres, forming a natural pool before finally entering the ocean. It creates the diverse environment, shallow and narrow in some places and in others wide and deep. In most places its water is crystal clear and perfect for...

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  • Shopping Salvador

    Don't miss Salvador, shopping malls for shopaholics. The Pelourinho for culture. people watching and architecture. Sit back with a caipirinha and watch some capoeira.

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  • BOOGIE BUGGIES SAND GLIDERS

    And off we went...... the sensation of being exposed to the wind at 60 or 70 kmh on such a wide track is really exciting , on one hand it feels as if you were going slowly because there's almost nothing you can compare your speed with , on the other hand it gives a similar euphoric feeling as Leonardo di Caprios with Kate Winsletts at the bow of...

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  • GETTING READY FOR THE BUGGY RIDE

    Well , just maybe it would help to read my two "Off The Beaten Track " tips first in order to understand how we got here and where we are..... The 'funniest" thing to do in Mangue Seco is to take a wild buggy ride on the wide , open , empty beaches...... Here's the day after our arrival , we all slept like tree trunks and are well rested and full...

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  • ENJOY THE BEACH AND THE TAMAR TURTLES

    Praia do Forte was just a stopover for us , we stayed about six hours all together. Of course there are pousadas , restaurants , tourist shops , well , the usual infrastructure to make money off the visitors... which , of course , is understandable..... but we , that is the group consisting of 12 people , 6 adults and 6 kids in superbly conducted...

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  • Hang with the Natives

    Okay, so I don't remember how I met these people, but I think it was in a restaurant ...So it turned out they were members of Ballet Folklorico ... Notice the bodies

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  • Linha Verde - Barra do Itariri

    Secluded little village - only reachable via a 16 km dirt road from Sitio do Conde or on a 8 km dirt road from Linha Verde (no sign! Don't mix up with Ressort Itariri!):No tourists, some nice restaurants directly on the beach, clean sand, clean water, estuary mouth of a small river - perfectly relaxed and romantic!

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