Salvador is the historical heart of Brazil, loved by Charles
Darwin, Walt Disney, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. It has great beaches, great Carnival and mild
The place was one of the first European settlements in
America. Before 1510, there was a village here with Portuguese, French and
Indians living together. In 1549, it became the first
Salvador was a protagonist in the History of Humanity, from
the 16th to the 19th centuries, when it was the main overseas port of the
Lusitanian Empire, coveted by the French, English and Dutch empires. It was the
main stage of the Brazilian War of Independence.
The Historic Center is an immense world heritage site on the
Unesco list. Today, Salvador hosts the biggest party in the world: the
Carnival of Bahia. More:
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Bahia, the greatest popular event on the Planet. Hot, musical and
cheerful. There are more than one hundred
mobile stages to liven up the party. Bahians call it trio elétrico, where bands
play axé music.
Porto da Barra, considered by CNN one of the world's 50 best beaches, in 2011.
It is a really wonderful place and one of the most important historical
places in Brazil, surrounded by forts to protect the old Brazilian capital.
Baroque architecture inside the São Francisco Church, founded in the 16th
century and renovated a few times in the following centuries.
Above, the Salvador bus provides a regular sightseeing around the main attractions of
the city. The double decked vehicles are equipped with sound system and
bilingual translation. The building in the picture is the Santa Casa da
Misericórdia, founded in the 16th century.
The Lacerda's Elevator, built in 1873 by the Bahian brothers Lacerda. The second
tower was built in 1929, in Art Deco style. It was the first elevator in the world to
The Pelourinho, a world heritage site. It
tells a lot about Brazilian culture.