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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
From $54.00
 
Private Guided Tour in Pelourinho
"Enjoy a tour with a local no groups and great cost benefit all to ensure you have a great experience and full attention! A flexible and friendly staff will help you with better choices accordingly to your interests and without pressuring you to buy anything and letting you choose where you want to eat! This is a although our suggestion is to leave at 8am to avoid agglomeration or at 1 pm if you want to do the tour during the afternoon.We will visit all the important places in the center: Lacerda Elevator Rio Branco Palace the Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Assis
From $125.00
 
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

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Weather in the spring

The spring of 2006 sepember to december was somewhat unusual. It continued raining through october, with many coldfronts with continuing storms coming in. Normally this stormy weather stops...
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Flimsy Plastic Cups

This isnt really a danger... just something to point out. Brazillians tend to use these really flimsy plastic cups to put your drinks in... on the street or in clubs. Literally you are handed the cup...
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acaraje. danger or maybe pleasure of mouth?

If you walk out to the street, you will see those ladies in traditinal looking dress making tasty looking sandwiches. hmm I was there very hungry, so I went to them, and asked what that was. of...
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Porto da Barra Kvicksand

I advise anyone who loves the pleasure of just enjoying life, being,and doing absolutely nothing, to place your visit to Barra at the end of your trip, as the chance of you getting stuck in the...
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Beware of sunburn!

You'll forget time once you are basking under the sun at Porto da Barra beach! I am officially a tan-orexic, and gets grumpy when I don't get enough sun, so my skin is pretty much used to it and...
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Poverty and Crime

The one negative thing about Salvador is the enormous poverty of many of its inhabitants. In Pelhouirino be prepared to be followed everywhere you go by hordes of begging street children– you will...
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Look out where you step!

The main danget in Salvador is not the security, its thepavement of the old city, it is done with irregular stops and as there are streets up the hill or downards, it is easy to put your feet in...
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Most bahian (salty) dishes are...

Most bahian (salty) dishes are prepared with dende oil. Dende is a special kind of palm tree (Elaeis guineensis, Jacq., Monocotiledonae, Palmae) and its oil is very thick and strong. Moqueca, Acaraje,...
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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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Top Things to Do in 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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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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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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Beaches

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...
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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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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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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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