Salvador

Salvador

Bahia situated on the NE coast of Brazil is a lovely tropical state with white sandy beaches, coconut groves, golden sunshine, refreshing blue sea and great weather year round. It is the heart of Brazil. Once the economic, cultural and political center of the South Atlantic. Bahia is colonial, modern and mystical. White settler from Europe, black slaves from Africa, along with the native Indians built a harmonious life, which still prevails today. Salvador / The Saviour - capital of Bahia was the first capital of Brazil. It is divided into 2 - "Lower City" at sea level contains the old port and commercial district - "Upper City" is reached by stone steps and the Lacerda elevator, it contains the old government buildings, residential district, museums and churches. Salvador and its many beaches are there to be discovered and enjoyed. There are enough churches for each day of the year; majestic and simple: made of gold, silver and stone like the São Francisco and Senhor do Bonfim. There are many museums like the Costa Pinto, which portray the art, customs and life of the past. Fortresses built centuries ago in medieval style still stand. Pelourinho is considered the most important architectural setting in the world that has completely restored recently. Bahia is a unique architectonic monument, with its old mansions and houses. The warmth of the "Baianos" and their openness is evident. People of mixed blood - mulattos - the result of an incredible mixture of races: black, white and indian. Religious festivals like the Capoeira, a dance game originated from the slaves using a musical bow "berimbau", are fascinating. Bahia is known as the Land of All Saints. It is characterized by its profound and multiple religious beliefs specially Catholicism and Condomblé. Bahia is a fantastic mixing of religions, which constitutes a great part of Bahian soul.


WHERE TO STAY

Casa do Amarelindo

Casa do Amarelindo is a charming hotel nestled in a fully restored XIXth century building in the hea...

Vila Gale Salvador

Located on Ondina Beach just 13 miles away Salvador Airport and 5 miles away the downtown area, the...

Gran Stella Maris Resort & Conventions

Five star hotel of the Bahian Chain Sol Express located in the Stella Maris Beach and the only all-i...

Monte Pascoal Salvador

Located across Barra Beach and recently completely renovated the Monte Pascoal Praia Hotel is situat...

Wish Hotel da Bahia BY GJP

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, the Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador ensures easy acces...

Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho

The Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel is situated 9 mi the city centre and 12 mi the International...

TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

F/D Praia do Forte with lunch - 8hrs

A day to visit the northern coast of Bahia starting with Itapoan beach. Salvador to Praia do Forte,...

H/D Panoramic or Beaches (Htl Downtown)- 4hrs

A visit to a city where Brazil and Africa formed a bond of culture and heritage. Lovely views, rich...

H/D Historical City Tour & Mercado Modelo (Htl Downtown) - 5hrs

This tour gives you a good overall impression of Salvador and historical landmarks. First stop at Fa...

By Night only Show -Miguel Santana (Htl Downtown)- 3hrs

Operated daily except Sunday and Tuesday. Dances and rituals are part of the Bahian folklore and cul...

F/D Cachoeira Tour with lunch - 8hrs

Departure at 8h00 to Cachoeira, passing by sugarcane and cocoa plantations. A stop along the way to...

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