Things to see and do - Salvador
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Salvador Travel guide
Salvador : Michelin's recommendations
Salvador is a cultural melting pot, and its unique energy and the friendly welcome from the locals certainly leave their mark on visitors. But its history at the heart of triangular trade has also left its indelible mark: the multiple influences of Bahia's cuisine, the candomblé ceremonies, the omnipresent rhythms of percussion and the sparring of capoeira are a constant reminder of the subtle mix of African and Portuguese cultures, which is at play here and especially evident in the Pelhourino area. Outside the city, the islands off the bay make for inviting destinations…
Tourist attractions Salvador : Things to see and do
Largo do Pelhourino BR - Salvador
The Largo do Pelourinho, or Praça José de Alençar, is located in a street in Old Salvador. Its name comes from the pelourinho (pillory) that stood here during colonial times, and it was the place where slaves were punished before the masses. Today, t..
Ladeira-do-Carmo BR - Salvador
The original church was destroyed by a fire in 1788 and has been replaced by this Rococo building (1803). The showpiece of the Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo, is a cedar carving of Christ (1730), inlaid with rubies to represent 2 000 droplets of b..
R. do Sodré 276 BR - Salvador 40060 240
Housed in the former convent of Santa Teresa de Ávila (17C), the Museu de Arte Sacra has a substantial collection of 17C and 18C works. All the main names of Bahian colonial art feature: Frei Agostinho da Piedade, José Joaquim da Rocha, and his disci..
Ladeira do Carmo 17 BR - Salvador BA 40301-410
Prix Prices from : 179 BRL
Set in a colonial building from the 18th century, this boutique hotel provides personal attention in several languages. The Studio do Carmo Boutique Hotel is located in downtown Salvador, next to the popular Pelourinho. The Santíssimo Sacramento do ..
Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, 108 BR - Salvador BA 40301-280
Prix Prices from : 209 BRL
Featuring a terrace with breathtaking views of Todos os Anjos Bay, Solar do Carmo is just 600 metres from Salvador’s historic centre of Pelourinho. It offers home-made breakfast and hot tub with sea views. The delicious buffet breakfast features fre..
Rua das Portas do Carmo, 20 BR - Salvador BA 40026-290
Located in Salvador’s famous Pelourinho district and 500 metres from the city centre, Hotel Pelourinho offers simple, colonial-style accommodation with buffet breakfast. Many bars, restaurants and local shops are within walking distance. The rooms a..