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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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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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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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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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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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Top Warnings and Dangers in Salvador da Bahia

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Pelourinho

As for Pelourinho, heavy policing keeps the area generally very safe, there is, however, an area which should be off-limits to anybody who doesn't know what they could be getting into by entering it,...
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Thieves

I am a LOCAL born and raised and I DON'T recommend travelers to come to Salvador. Right now it is quite dangerous to travel here. Even during the day. There are very few policemen on the streets and...
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Carnaval

I dont think that the carnival is too dangerous or scaring, but after 3-4 days i just felt that i had enough of the party. I was surprised that i didnt experience any of the crime, or violence that...
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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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