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Pelourinho

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Address: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of...

Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of Salvador is worth visiting for its cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, churches, restaurants, shops and nightlife.

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Pelourinho Tour by Night

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Nice Historical Place

I have been advised by the hotel staff where we stayed to no to go to Pelourinho during the night as it could not be safe so we went early in the morning. It was a very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Brasilia, DF
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is well preserved now, and much safer. You can see lots of local music and other types of art. Just be gentle and ignore the salespeople offering bands for free

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Thank Fraianeli
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place that gathers all people for one main reason, to celebrate a festival, being Carnaval or Sao Joao, so is the Brazilians, happy and festive! Do not miss those nice places around to have a lunch or dinner there!

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Thank Jimcastro
Germantown, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a hub of Salvadoran history. Lots of churches, the old pier all blended with the local people selling stuff. Its a good stop if you have an hour to kill. The Gold Church is a must see

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Thank JDingle2013
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been advised by the hotel staff where we stayed to no to go to Pelourinho during the night as it could not be safe so we went early in the morning. It was a very good experience, very traditional, full of Brazilian history. They kept the buildings as it was before and it gives you a very nice... More 

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Thank ChristianMuniz
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling through the streets of this small district in Salvador is an activity you shouldn't miss when visiting Bahia. The name refers to the days of slavery when pain and suffering were common in this area of Brasil. Many views have been painted with typical colors. The Olodum Africo-Brasil blocco finds its origin here. One of the versions of the... More 

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Thank peterww2013
Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Partly restaured and worth walking around to imagine yourself in the 12th century. The choix tourist destination. Best to access via mercredi modello below the escarpment and take the 15 cent elevator.

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Thank GlobalguyOttawa
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has just blown my mind. Ancient history mixed with some of the most beautiful colour. The people are so friendly and warm, I am loving this place, I want to stay longer.

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Thank Carolyn P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is beautiful with all the different coloured buildings, there is generally some kind of live music playing in the square which is nice to stop and watch. During the day it is usually pretty hot so it's nice to stay a slow stroll around the area stopping in a few museums or cafes. The area seems pretty safe... More 

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Thank DaisyLucker95
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's like walking in the past! Beautiful buildings and streets and music is EVERYWHERE! You can spend the day and also go to clubs and bars in the night hearing good music and dance

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Thank Moheb E
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wear comfortable shoes so you can walk on the cobblestone roads. We stayed in a boutique hotel nearby. You will be approached by some of the locals for purchasing items or for donations. Please be kind. Colorful buildings and blue sky make great photos.

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