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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

More Local Customs in Salvador da Bahia

Olodum.

Olodum is a world famous band from Salvador and also a social project.It was founded more than 30 years ago by brazilian percussionist Neguinho do Samba and the main object is to teach children...
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cachaseiro
Feb 04, 2013

Always Haggle

If someone can get triple the price for an item from you, they will. I bought two paintings for 305 for the pair, after originally being told 280 each. It did take about ten minutes to get the price...
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Zarasher
Feb 12, 2007

Most famouse brasilian shoes: flip flops

Everybody wear flip flop, from the most expensived fashion brand, but the most of all buy Havaianas or Dupè in the supermarket...u can find towsend of colors, designs....so one day we was at the beach...
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ludogatto
Jan 01, 2006

AMENDOIM!

If you go to Salvador for the first time, you will surely wonder what the boys with the big bowls on the shoulders are selling... This is PEANUTS!! Fresh peanuts , boiled in salted water until tender...
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Kittelite
Aug 22, 2005

Local Newspaper

If you have a grasp of Portuguese, or even Spanish to some degree, you can get an idea of what life is like in Salvador from its local papers. There's access on the web to the largest paper in town...
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msp_ssa
Dec 24, 2004

Jorge Amado

A great novelist whose stories of life in the Brazilian northeast won international acclaim.Amado became a journalist in 1930, and his literary career paralleled acareer in radical politics that won...
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Andreas_Fran
Feb 16, 2004
 
 
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Capitaes da areia

"Captains of Sand" is the title of a novel by Jorge Amado, the most important and famous of Bahian writers. This novel shows the life of the Bahian children that live in the streets (and beaches)....
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andal13
Jul 26, 2003

Fishermen

There are many fishermen that still use ancient methods; the picture shows some fishermen at Ilha da Mare.Hay muchos pescadores que aún utilizan métodos antiguos; la foto muestra algunos pescadores en...
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andal13
Jul 26, 2003

You don't have to tip too much...

You don't have to tip too much in Salvador. In fact in some small restaurants the waiter might even look at you funny if you try to leave a tip. It doesn't hurt to round up the bill if you feel that...
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msp_ssa
Aug 26, 2002

If you don't have the heart to...

If you don't have the heart to say no to a begging child in the street it might be better to give him or her something other than money. One friend of mine used to give candy or pencils and paper to...
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msp_ssa
Aug 26, 2002

Love those phones

The public phones come in all kinds of interesting shapes and colors. This one is a coconut, but you'll see all kinds of Brazilian themed phones.
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acemj
Nov 08, 2003

Top Hotels in Salvador da Bahia

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Praa da S, 22, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40021-020, Brazil
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Av Oceanica 591, Farol Da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40170-010, Brazil
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Ladeira da Saude, 09, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Avenida 7 de Setembro, 3659, Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140-110, Brazil
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Avenida Oceanica 1545, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140-131, Brazil
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13 Ordem Terceira Street, Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Top Things to Do in Salvador da Bahia

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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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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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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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Beaches

I know it is hard to leave your family and friends during this time of year but, spending one Christmas and New Years in Salvador Bahia is worth it. This holiday is big in any part of Brazil. In...
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Barra

Porto da Barra is the beach that attracts many local people and foreigners. It's the closest to the city centre and easy of access with the public transport from Pelourinho and other parts of the...
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Cidade Baixa - Lower City

Salvador is a city of two halves, divided into the Cidade Alta ("Upper Town") and the Cidade Baixa ("Lower Town") by an escarpment some 85m (275ft) high. The easiest way to travel between the two is...
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Top 5 Salvador da Bahia Writers

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martinelli

"Salvador"
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acemj

"Salvador da Bahia"
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MikeAtSea

"Salvador - Africa in Brazil"
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Zarasher

"All I want is some ACARAJE!"
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ludogatto

"Salvador de Bahia: african roots are here"
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