Salvador is one of the most beautiful and most visited city in Brazil. It gathers countless attractions for every taste: beaches and natural beauties, historical places, that hark back to the period of the Brazilian colonization, a lot of music, typical gastronomy, religiosity, capoeira, besides having the world’s most popular carnival.
It is impossible to think of Salvador and not immediately remember places like Elevador Lacerda, Farol da Barra, Mercado Modelo, Pelourinho and the Church of Senhor do Bonfim.
It is not by chance that Salvador is known as the capital of joy, it is very hospitable to all who visit it, it warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world with a lot of smiles and offers the best and most surprising roadmaps.
The mixture of races, creeds and colors formed a unique culture in Salvador, which is present in all parts of the city throughout the year and can be appreciated in its most diverse cultural manifestations, such as capoeira, candomblé, percussion, dancing and carnival.
What can you see?
Recognized as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Historical Center of Salvador preserves until today buildings from the colonial period. They consist of colonial buildings, manor houses, small palaces, churches and convents built in the Iberian and Baroque styles, which have been restored, but keeping their original architectural characteristics.
It comprises the area that goes from the Municipal Square – where is the Elevador Lacerda to the Largo de São Francisco and, it also includes the Terreiro de Jesus, Pelourinho, Praça Castro Alves and Mercado Modelo.
Pelourinho – wandering at a leisurely pace through the Pelourinho, walking around museums, studios and churches in the Historical Center, is mandatory. The first and most famous neighborhood of Salvador is known worldwide for its hillsides, colorful houses, churches and museums. Today, it is a true open-air cultural center.
Elevador Lacerda – the Elevador Lacerda, in art deco and one of the most visited tourist spots in Salvador, is the first urban elevator in the world and it makes the connection between the Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa de Salvador.
The Church of Senhor do Bonfim – It is Salvador’s most famous church, known for its colourful ribbons with the name of the church and the tradition of “Lavagem do Bonfim”, a celebration marked by the Bahianas spraying water on the steps of the temple during a festival that lasts all day.
The Carnival season brings up samba and axé music, parties and street parades.
Salvador is among the sunniest cities in the world, the climate being ideal for its 50 kilometers of beaches, distributed between the cidade alta and cidade baixa, washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Baia de Todos os Santos.
Salvador is a world worth to be discovered with the open senses.
Source: Travel and Tourism, Salvadorbahia.org