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
The Cidade Alta, or upper town, is Salvador's historical centre. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, the area has steep cobbled streets, where many gems are hidden away: churches, museums and several hundred colourful 17C and 18C colonial houses..
The Largo do Pelourinho 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, this picture-perfect locatio..
The original church was destroyed by a fire in 1788 and has been replaced by this Rococo building (1803).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..
Ladeira do Carmo 17 BR - Salvador BA 40301-410
Prix Prices from : 189 BRL
Set in a colonial building from the 18th century in the Pelourinho district, this boutique hotel provides personal attention in several languages. Salvador Historic centre can be reached within 200 metres. The Studio do Carmo Boutique Hotel is locat..
Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, 108 BR - Salvador BA 40301-280
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 dos Marchantes, 05 BR - Salvador BA 40301-430
Hotel Cruz do Pascoal is located in Salvador, just 9 minutes' drive from the famous Pelourinho Historic Centre. Offering views of colonial-style buildings from the city, the hotel offers free WiFi access and a terrace for guests to relax. Each brigh..