We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
9,345
All photos (9,345)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Salvador
Contact
Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Website
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Pelourinho
from $66.00
More Info
from $34.00
More Info
from $62.00
More Info
from $92.20
More Info
Reviews (15,496)
Filter reviews
657 results
Traveler rating
334
231
58
18
16
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
334
231
58
18
16
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cobblestone streets be careful colorful buildings world heritage police presence michael jackson old colonial lots of shops historic area every corner the main square walk around felt safe restaurants and bars brazilian history street food historical place
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 657 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really great old city, right up there with Cartagena , smaller but more relaxed. It was incredible during carnival with concerts and drumming groups marching around the area. On Tuesday you can go to a unique Afro-Christian church service at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yaniv B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old Town is great. Nice view of Salvador from every spot. So many churches that we could not see all of them. Unfortunately at night is quite dangerous

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tinto1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this neighborhood and kinda enjoyed the oldest part of Salvador but despite the heavy police presence during and before Carnaval it can be a sketchy..A fellow tourist told me that a guy got stabbed from behind and the guy took off with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travel2findoneself
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this neighborhood during the carnaval, it was awesome. You mostly see locals than tourists, and a great atmosphere. Beautiful sight in the old neighborhood, very colorful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jackhammer73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the carnival and to our surprise all the museums were closed for this period and we couldn't understand it... we did take a guided tour which helped a bit with understanding and getting around. Beautiful authentic center.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank orlytModi_in
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic place were slaves suffered punishment. Now center os Carnival feast with interesting museums and churches to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LuciaHelo
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello ! We thank you for your visit to Salvador and we are studying your testimony. Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Colourful and in the evening very lively old town of Salvador. In the evening with a lot of live music, many restaurants, nice squares etc. You should use confy shoes!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markus1268
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

This place is soooo rich in History!!! So, many churches, antique structures, good food, culture & folklore!!! You just have to added in your traveling list!!! Pictures are not Much but is very colonial, just Amazing!!!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VanessaP08
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Vanessa! We thank you for your visit to Salvador and we are studying your testimony. Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador.

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Its such a shame that this place is so tourist driven, it is so beautiful and has such charm but it is very difficult to walk without being stopped every few seconds. During the evening it seems a little calmer and enjoyable as you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CourtneyDiggins9
Reviewed February 10, 2019

This neighborhood is teeming with life and vitality!! A real taste of Bahia for sure! Full of churches, restaurants, stores, the Folkloric Ballet, and lots more. Don't miss the street cart selling cold lemon juice mixed with coconut milk! Even better than the cold coconuts!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank judythr
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Hello Judy! We thank you for your visit to Salvador and we are studying your testimony. Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 117 nearby hotels
Hotel Casa do Amarelindo
1,234 reviews
.06 miles away
Pousada da Mangueira
283 reviews
.11 miles away
Studio do Carmo Boutique Hotel
417 reviews
.13 miles away
Pousada Solar Dos Deuses
196 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8,416 nearby restaurants
Pysco Restaurante-Bar
752 reviews
.10 miles away
Pelo Bistro
226 reviews
.06 miles away
Restaurante do SENAC
1,282 reviews
.03 miles away
A Cubana Sorvetes - Desde 1930.
215 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 409 nearby attractions
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco
279 reviews
.17 miles away
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People
1,154 reviews
.01 miles away
Basilica Cathedral
491 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
834_ngelah
November 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 17 answers
Response from MarceloPadua | Reviewed this property |
Não é muito seguro se for só. Com os guias turísticos a coisa muda. Eu contratei um, e estando com o guia, nem os ambulantes vinham em cima. Porém na nossa frente, em um grupo de 4 turistas, passou um malandro e levou a... More
2
Votes
LJHBF
March 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from HazelEurope | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember which day I went, however there are lots of street entertainers in the main square and musicians also play there. it's a fun place but watch out for pick pockets. have fun.
0
Votes
Tami D
January 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
0
Votes