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Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia
"You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador including the old town's historical center the Pelorinho and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church Igreja do Bomfirm lighthouse and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city
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Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia
"You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador including the old town's historical center the Pelorinho and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church Igreja do Bomfirm lighthouse and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city
From EUR99.00
 
Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia
"You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador including the old town's historical center the Pelorinho and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church Igreja do Bomfirm lighthouse and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city
From EUR99.00

Bahia Bands, Fitas, Brazilian Wish Bracelets

I went to Salvador in 2007 and had my wrist covered in these beautiful Bahia Wish Bracelets. Long story short, I long ago forgot about them and the story behind them until I recently came across them...
Kellyba1989
Jan 08, 2012

Fitas

These colourful ribbons are handed out by locals. Three knots tied into them symbolize three wishes, the wishes come true once the ribbon wears and falls of. Though a lot of vendors use these ribbons...
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MikeAtSea
Mar 04, 2007

Fitas on your wrist

Colourful ribbons (fitas) are widely sold around Salvador. A ribbon is worn knotted on the wrist, and the wearer can make several wishes. The ribbon must be worn continuously until it frays and falls...
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Zarasher
Dec 05, 2005

Fitas

Fitas are ribbons that you will surely receive from children around the churches of Salvador. They will be holding a whole bunch of colorful fitas and will come up to you and start to wrap the ribbon...
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acemj
Nov 08, 2003

Jazzy ribbons

Everywhere you will find these jezzy ribbons that say: Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia (Souvenir of Lord of Good End of Bahia). It is said that if you put this ribbon around your wrist, ask for...
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andal13
Jul 26, 2003
 
 
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"Salvador - Africa in Brazil"
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"All I want is some ACARAJE!"
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"Salvador de Bahia: african roots are here"
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Things to Do Near Salvador da Bahia

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Pelourinho

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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Catedral Basilica

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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Lacerda Elevator

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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Mercado Modelo

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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Lagoa do Abaeté

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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Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado is a well known writer born near Salvador, Bahia. In this museum (it was closed when I was in Salvador and did not visit it) you can know more about his books and life. It is located in...
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