I will be attending the Spain/Netherlands game on 6/13. I plan to arrive on the afternoon of 6/12 and leave Salvador either late on 6/13 or early 6/14. For this short amount of time, what would be the best area to stay in to be able to see some of the historic town and go to the game?
I've seen comments that the stadium is walkable from Santo Antonio, so this is a good area to be in, but then I've read others stating how unsafe it is and that it's a terrible place to stay. I've also seen Barra and Rio Vermelho recommended but not sure how they would be convenience-wise.
Please help! There will just be two of us.