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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Pelourinho Tour by Night
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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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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a morning walking through the streets of Pelourinho - unfortunately it was raining so I guess the vibe was a bit different but it was still well worth the effort. The colourful houses are great to photograph and the little restaurants and bars...More

Thank chantalgmarx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to see. ... very beautiful.... ..Love to be there enjoy alot time shortage but full enjoy. .................................

Thank Naveen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real life exisiting in an old city... beautiful to see the blended mix. Vibrant. Slightly heavy on the touristy stuff, but the history and wealth of past this place hold for sure makes up for it.

Thank Bagpuss090
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay (2 nights) in the old district to get a feel of how it is back in the day. This was an excellent choice but tourist be aware of your surroundings and stay in the main street. I felt safe since there...More

Thank Exaktoh
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Pelourinho is the historical centre of Salvador. Very beautiful example of colonial Portuguese style. Very typical in Bahia. The heart of Salvador!

Thank fkohler
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

Thank mariabea2017
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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.

Thank Jure K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Historical place and its a lot of side streets u need to explore butt the most important is the square.

Thank Liban M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Old city center with colorful buildings. Nice piazzas to relax and have a caipirinha. The place were thw storyof Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands takes place.

Thank MickeyShmuel
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Hello! I've read that there is so much music in the streets on Tuesdays in Pelourinho. If we go on a different day of the week (Monday or Wednesday). Where would we go for regional music and dancers? Thank you so much!
29 March 2017|
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Response from HazelEurope | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember which day I went, however there are lots of street entertainers in the main square and musicians also play there. it's a fun place but watch out for pick pockets. have fun.
Tami D
I'd like to know if the Serra Verde Express runs during the time we want to stay at Trevi--June 7--June 11. Thank you!
20 January 2015|
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.