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Address: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number:
71-33210070
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of...

Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of Salvador is worth visiting for its cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, churches, restaurants, shops and nightlife.

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US$ 62.50*
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City Tour of Salvador
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Pelourinho Tour by Night
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US$ 93.33*
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Salvador da Bahia African Heritage city Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum

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Bahia History

If you have never been to Bahia, Pelorinho is the place to see. Its the typical touristy place. Good restaurants and stores to buy souvenirs. Take care of your belongings!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old colonial centre. Great lunch. Stunning churches. Great to see the girls in traditional costumes with lovely music playing.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pelourinho has the energy of centuries of history and the blend of different cultures: Portuguese and African. A must visit and see location there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never been to Bahia, Pelorinho is the place to see. Its the typical touristy place. Good restaurants and stores to buy souvenirs. Take care of your belongings!

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Thank Kathryn C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place today. It is a walking distance from the cruise port. You need to pass by Mercado Modello and take an elevator to the upper city and here you are! The streets are all in a coble stone and very stiff so be careful while walking. I felt very safe cause police was littetaly every 5 meters. Not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the town through the day. The whole place was gearing up for carnival so there were lots of street stalls and entertainers. I am not sure if this is normal but it helped to make our visit a good experience. The colourful buildings are beautiful, if a little run down, but I personally think this adds to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pelourinho old town they told me about it that's not safe , but what I found there they are amazing people and they help u in whatever u ask for even they told u that don't show ur phone in front of someone maybe they will stall it , but we didn't face anything , and now we can say... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Architecture. Art. Music. Food. Great views. History. Local flavor. Heritage. Its all here. Dont miss it. We (three kids included) felt very safe and welcome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place was so nice and had so much culture. It's also pretty cool that it still looks the way it did when Michael Jackson shot his They Don't Care About Us video in the early 90s.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Pelourinho has the largest collection of 16th and 17th Century buildings in the Americas. It's a beautiful part of Salvador with a sad history. I have mixed feelings when I walk through the Pelourinho. I love the old churches and buildings, the cobblestone streets, and the music, dancing and drumbeats that pop up at any moment of the day... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I as expecting more from UNESCO site. It's kind of agressive and looks like a market. All churches are paid ones. Bizzare.

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