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Pelourinho

211 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

João
João
December 22, 2017
Spare one day to enjoy the historic centre. Pelourinho and its colorful houses are kind of postcard of Salvador, but downtown is much more than that. And try to have your lunch at one of the best traditional portuguese style restaurants in Salvador, Porto do Moreira. Not expensive, a real roots…
Josie
Josie
April 18, 2017
Is lovely to see to old town, also the "cidade alta" cidade baixa", the "Elevador Lacerda" is a lift where you can go to " mercado Modelo" and you can buy bahiano crafts.
Maíra
Maíra
January 3, 2017
“It is the heart of Bahia and the center of African culture in Brazil. Visiting Salvador and not visiting the Pelourinho is unforgivable! The place is full of colorful mansions, churches, shops and restaurants; There are also many hidden squares where there are shows, but only those who are from the…
Tatiana
Tatiana
December 28, 2016
It's the place where you can learn more about Bahia history and enjoy the shows they have there.
Nadim
Nadim
December 8, 2016
It is the heart of Bahia and the center of African culture in Brazil. Visiting Salvador and not visiting the Pelourinho is unforgivable! The place is full of colorful mansions, churches, shops and restaurants; There are also many hidden squares where there are shows, but only those who are from the…

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Historic Site
“No seu subterrâneo tem uma passagem por mar que era usada por escravos no período do Brasil Colonial. (In its underground has a sea passage that was used by slaves in the Colonial Brazil period) ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Beach
“A central urban beach with crystal waters, no waves, just swim like a swan, or sail free of worries on a paddleboard. You'll find PaddleBoards and kayaks for rental at the sand. Hot spot for scuba divers. Scuba Schools are in front of the beach. Classic sunset in town.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Church
“The most famous Church of Salvador. Buy one (or more) bracelets and tie them with 3 knots on the fence of the Church, or on your wrist. With every knot, you can make a wish and as soon as it falls off your wishes will come true! ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the famous landmarks of Salvador. The elevator that brings you down to the Lower City. It is only 0,15 cents for a ride! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Stadium
“Want to feel all the great emotions of Brazilian football? This is definitely the place!”
  • 72 locals recommend
Location
Pelourinho, BA 40020-060