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
Praça da Sé BR - Salvador
The Cidade Alta, or Upper Town, is the historical centre of Salvador. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, and its steep cobbled streets, churches, museums and colourful colonial houses have been completely renovated; there is a stron..
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The original church was destroyed by a fire in 1788 and has been replaced by this Rococo building (1803).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..
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..
Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, 130 BR - Salvador BA 40301-280
Located in the historic center of Salvador, The Hotel Villa Santo Antonio is a charming hotel set in a mansion dating back to the 18th century and totally renovated in 2005. Individually decorated with luxurious and design items, all suites feature ..
Rua do Carmo, 1 BR - Salvador BA 40301-380
Located in the historic center of Salvador, the Pestana Convento do Carmo combines tradition, luxury and modernity in a 16th-century building featuring spacious, high-ceiling rooms. In addition to its stylish architecture and decoration, the hotel o..