The British Cemetery
The British Cemetery
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lesley236
Inverkip, UK67 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is the best little secret in Salvador. Situated above the Bahia Yacht Club and overlooking the fabulous All Saints Bay, the British Cemetery is a place of peace, beauty, lush vegetation, some of the best views in Salvador and all that in addition to a rich history of the 200 year presence of the British in Bahia. The headstones tell the story of the Brits who came here 200 years ago, what they did here and how they died. Fascinating stories. When you get tired of walking around the graveyard, pause and watch the sun set over Itaparica island. There is also a beautifully restored 19th century chapel. The cemetery is open 10-5 Mon-Friday. Just ring the bell above the gate. Well worth the visit.
Written 14 February 2017
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Nick F
Edinburgh, UK105 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Ok, for me this gets "excellent" as I love history and I'm ex Royal Navy.

I went to a few lovely places in Salvador, but this sticks in my mind. All the graves were maritime of sorts, from the 18th and 19th centuries, tucked away behind a high, whitewashed wall, the graveyard high on a sheer slope overlooking the ocean. It's quiet, it's beautiful and if you're interested in history, it's WELL WORTH a stop. I was fascinated to find a man who'd died a couple of hundred years ago from Edinburgh, so we were both over 5000 miles from home. Wow, it got my imagination going. It's rather exquisite. Don't miss it if history is your thing.
Written 14 August 2016
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Cris L
Sheffield, UK55 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
At first you can think that is a little weird to visit a cemetery, but The British Cemetery is quite far from the sad and frightening place that an ordinary cemetery could be. It's located near the Yatch Club da Bahia, at Ladeira da Barra. The place is calm and clean. I think the cemetery is not been used as a cemetery a long time ago (the
gravestones are quite old). The best attraction is the view to Baía de Todos os Santos! You can sit under a Pitanga tree and enjoy the silence and the gentle wind, without pay anything for it!
Written 3 April 2016
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Veleiro
Dunkirk, France111 contributions
Jun 2012 • Solo
This cemetery along the Ladeira da Barra (that's the steep part of the Avenida Sete de Setembro between Porto da Barra and Largo da Vitória) is one of the most peaceful places you are likely to find in Salvador. It has been recoverted recently and fails in most tourist guides. To get in, you need to ring the bell (if you can't see it, it's above you). They will let you in and you can walk around freely. There's a small church and some 200 graves. Lots of them with texts in English. But you will not only find here graves of Americans and Englishmen. There are also graves of people from France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, ... A few of them even with texts in Hebrew. As this was mainly a place where all non-catholics found a final resting place. It's still in uses as I found graves of this and last year.

According to the visitors book, I was the only one that day, to appreciate this peaceful area, shadowed by a few trees and shrubs. Not to be missed.
Written 12 December 2012
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM