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Historical Salvador City Tour
"The streets of Central Salvador take tourists back to the beginnings of Brazil. Your tour begins at the Barra Lighthouse passes the Teatro Castro Alves home to the Bahian Symphony Orchestra and on to the Balé (ballet) de Castro Alves. The Forte de São Pedro and Praça Castro Alves are on route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho which offers something to see along every street. Don't miss out on the historical churches cafes restaurants shops and pastel-hued buildings. With more than a thousand houses
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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
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Mercado Modelo Tips (10)

Mercado Modelo

Mercado Modelo is the former slave market in Salvador and situtated down by the harbour.These days it has turned in to a tourist market but a pretty good one if you ask me.the architecture is still...
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cachaseiro
Feb 08, 2013

Various Shops in Pelourinho and in Mercado Modelo

Musical instruments are on display and for sale all over Pelourinho and in the Mercado Modelo. Above all we find traditional percussion instruments, like berimbaus, abataques, bongos, timbaus, cuicas,...
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mircaskirca
Dec 02, 2007

Various Shops in Pelourinho and in Mercado Modelo

For those, interested in art works, expecially the paintings, Salvador is certainly the place! In Pelourinho there are several art studios where you can observe local artists while creating their...
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mircaskirca
Aug 23, 2007

Mercado Modelo

This former customs building and slave warehouse burned to the ground in 1984 and was then rebuilt in its original 19th-century style. It houses just about everything Bahia has to offer in terms of...
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Zarasher
Feb 12, 2007

Mercado Modelo

The Mercado Modelo is bulging at the seams with tourists, vendors, scents, sights and sounds. If you enter through the side closest to the water you'll see a vast cafe type area with a stage often...
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sunlovey
May 16, 2005

Mercado Modelo

Don´t miss el Mercado Modelo. You can buy good quality handcraft (e.g. made on pau Brazil), colorful paintings at very reasonable prices. Also, if you want to buy souvenirs, this is the place to go....
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madregus
Aug 07, 2004

Mercado Modelo

Mercado Modelo is the biggest handcraft center in Latin America. The building here it works used to be a storage center. Besides the shops there are two restaurants and a couple of bars there.Some...
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Frann
Jun 27, 2004

Mercado Modelo

Located just across the street from the base of the Elevator Lacerdo is this great market. If you're looking for cheap items like tee shirts, snow globes or magnets for your fridge, you'll find them...
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acemj
Nov 08, 2003

Pelourinho for Souvenirs

All over Pelourinho, you'll find souvenir shops where you can buy local crafts, clothing, postcards and the like, however, you might find the quality of the local crafts will be better in some of the...
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acemj
Nov 08, 2003

Mercado Modelo

The Mercado Modelo (Model Market) is a classic place in Salvador; there you will find all kind of local crafts, typical food, capoeira dancers and lots of people.El Mercado Modelo es un lugar clásico...
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andal13
Jul 26, 2003
 
 
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Top 5 Salvador da Bahia Writers

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"Salvador"
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"Salvador da Bahia"
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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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