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Pelourinho

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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US$ 80.00*
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City Tour of Salvador
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US$ 87.00*
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Pelourinho Tour by Night
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US$ 140.00*
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Anthropological City Tour of Salvador
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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"cobblestone streets"
in 23 reviews
"be careful"
in 37 reviews
"colorful buildings"
in 8 reviews
"world heritage"
in 7 reviews
"armed police"
in 6 reviews
"michael jackson"
in 19 reviews
"old colonial"
in 7 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 7 reviews
"historic area"
in 7 reviews
"touristic place"
in 6 reviews
"colonial times"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 15 reviews
"the main square"
in 13 reviews
"every corner"
in 12 reviews
"live music"
in 13 reviews
"felt safe"
in 10 reviews
"street vendors"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salvador is definitely worth a visit. The town is vibrating, the people friendly. The town is very compact so you can easily discover it on foot. I like the colorful houses.More

Thank Peter M
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DITUR S, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Pelourinho is the oldest historical district of Salvador. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today the Pelourinho is known as the place that houses the richest baroque architectural set of Salvador. Thank you for your words, we hope you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The upper City of Salvador is nice - no Wonder It is a UNESCO heritage. But it is far too touristic. No "real life" Charme. I would have preferred to just visit it one day and not also stay there.More

Thank Eileen4567
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DITUR S, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Agradecemos seu comentário. O Centro Histórico de Salvador costuma encantar quem visita, mais ainda quem se hospeda por lá, lamentamos...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there twice each time visited deifernt museum and checked the alleys had acaraje and continued to downtownMore

Thank michal y
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DITUR S, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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O Pelourinho é um pedaço vivo da história de Salvador, hoje além da arquitetura, há os museus, as associações culturais,...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Lively historic area with great restaurants and bars. A slightly edgy feel (kept at bay by the strong police presence) makes it all the more interesting to the seasoned traveller. Great live music at night.

Thank Trevor G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Bale Folclorico is a must: shows at 8 pm. Old world charm in a colonial city. Don't stray far from the touristy areas, day or night!

Thank WorldTravelerBert
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The word pelourinho refers to a stone column locatedat the center of a plaza, where criminals were displayed and punished. My wife was moved to tears and kissed the ground at the foot of the column where black slaves were punished with lashes. On a...More

Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

There are beautiful areas to visit with cute little shops. Despite the high presence of police and military police, there are areas that are residential and you may not want to wander into. Make sure to ask your hotel to point out areas to avoid....More

Thank mfrou
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Historic place where you can find cool and unique handmade products, music and delicious local food. The food has a mix of flavours which I've never experienced anywhere else. You can also find good hostels where people around the world get in touch with Bahia...More

Thank TH T
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It's everything one can think of the real, true Salvador. It has soul, spirit, heart and music! I loved it every minute every corner and every cobblestone!

Thank lotuszen52
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Historic place where you can find handmade products, music and the best see local food. You can also find hostels where people around the world get in touch with Bahia culture and share travel experiences. Fantastic.

Thank Daniramone
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Ângela H
12 November 2017|
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Response from MarceloPadua | Reviewed this property |
Não é muito seguro se for só. Com os guias turísticos a coisa muda. Eu contratei um, e estando com o guia, nem os ambulantes vinham em cima. Porém na nossa frente, em um grupo de 4 turistas, passou um malandro e levou a... More
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LJHBF
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.
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Tami D
20 January 2015|
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
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