Pelourinho is the historical centre of Salvador. Very beautiful example of colonial Portuguese style. Very typical in Bahia. The heart of Salvador!
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It's an amazing place which brings you to the past, to colonial times. I am so happy the UN has declared it World Heritage. old houses in narrow cobblestoned streets, full of churches and small plazas, lively restaurants and bars, street artists showing their paintings...More
Its old city - first capital of Brasil. Very old houses, small streets, a lot tourists. You walk from elevator Lacerda to square where Michael Jackson made his famous videospot.
If you go to Salvador and don't see Pelourinho at some point...well what were you doing? I've never had a bad night, or day, here. You can always find some live music, maybe catch a capoiera circle, the surprises are endless! There is an AMAZING...More
We explored the whole area of the upper city: cultural centers, hand-made craft markets, parks, and the lighthouse. We then went to several cathedrals including Igreja San Francisco, all of which took about 2-1/2 hours. We then took the Elevador Lacerda to the lower city...More
We spent an entire day in this area and loved it. My one regret, on a personal level is not purchasing a painting that would have looked great on my living room wall. (unsure about using credit card at time and painting was hardly cheap)...More
Had a wonderful time walking around this area with some friends that included a couple Brazilian citizens. The history and explanations they were able to share about what we were seeing was very helpful. The colors of the buildings are amazing! We did have a...More