Cultural Capital of Brazil
Salvador is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. It brings back together in one place its attractive natural beaches and historical sites, which recalls the beginning of Brazilian colonization and its African roots
From traditional music, typical gastronomy and religiosity, Salvador is a world worth discovering with open mind. The confluence of races, creeds and colors has shaped a unique culture in Salvador, which is present across the city, throughout the year, and can be appreciated in its various manifestations, such as capoeira, candomblé, percussion and dances.
Places to Visit
In Salvador you can visit Pelourinho located in the neighborhood of Cidade Alta. With more than 800 mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries, Pelourinho is considered by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. The church of Senhor do Bonfim is the most famous one in Salvador, known for its colorful ribbons displaying the church’s name including the tradition of “Lavagem do Bonfim” – a celebration marked by the female Bahians throwing water on the steps of the temple in a ritual that lasts the whole day.
The Elevador Lacerda is the first urban elevator in the world which connects Cidade Alta (Upper City) and Cidade Baixa (Lower City) of Salvador. The spectacular sunset of Salvador can be appreciated from various points of the city. The most popular and strategic points are Farol da Barra and the beach of Porto da Barra.