Pelourinho

Pelourinho, Salvador: Address, Pelourinho Reviews: 4/5

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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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German F
Milan, Italy154 contributions
A hurricane of emotions
Aug 2021
Pelourinho is the heart of the city. A place full of life and full of contradictions. The houses and churches are wonderful, as well as the streets and squares, but the most beautiful thing is its people, warm and welcoming.
I was lucky enough to spend 5 days in a wonderful pousada here and it is an unforgettable experience.
You take their people in your heart.
Written September 5, 2021
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SeanBsb
Brasilia, DF250 contributions
A must see
Apr 2021
Needless to say that Pelourinho is the place to visit in Salvador. Went there on a rainy day but all shops and restaurants were open. There is so much culture in this place. It feels like you are in Africa.
Written April 12, 2021
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Andrea L
Embu das Artes, SP22 contributions
Poor State
Feb 2021 • Family
The buildings are pretty, but they are in such a terrible state, they look dirty and old, it takes away the charm. Also for solo tourists its kinda dangerous, you must stay at places where they are cops just in case, be sure not to go to any side road by themselves.
Written February 22, 2021
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chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL883 contributions
Lively and colorful streets
Jan 2021 • Friends
The city is painted beautifully. The old churches and cobblestones create a wonderful place to go for a stroll. Seeing the place at night was terrifying though. I recommend visiting the area during the day and staying in barra at night.
Written January 24, 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA767 contributions
Must See
Dec 2020 • Solo
Pelourinho is a vibrant culture center of Bahia state with many shops, restaurants, historic buildings and culture. It’s a must see with to truly appreciate the local culture and it’s a fun place.
Written December 28, 2020
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Amr E
London, UK71 contributions
Lovely area to walk around
Nov 2020 • Solo
Churches, bars, music, drums, art, acaraje, food just lovely to hang around for a day and explore!

Important Tip: take the Uber to mercado modelo and take the lift up for Rs 0.15 (cheaper and quicker than driving all round the cobbled streets which drivers hate and cancel pick ups because of)
Written November 22, 2020
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Pedro
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Extremely dirty and dangerous
Oct 2020 • Family
Despite being a historical and meaningful place of Brazil, the site itself is sufferings from abandonment and violence. In my recent visit with my family, we were attacked by a group of five people who jumped on us and stole some of our jewelry and tried to steal some of other belongings.

All that situation happened near a police car that was empty and we couldn’t find any cop near to report that situation immediately.

We also tried to get help from some locals that were indifferent and just said that this happens a lot.

So I definitely do not recommend it to anyone.
Written October 11, 2020
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agusticassa
Girona, Spain1,514 contributions
A world Heritage site
Aug 2020
visiting this neighborhood is the main reason, although not the only one, to visit the city. The historic center is magnificent, very beautiful, with large buildings, very safe, full of police, although not all buildings are open in these times of covid. highly recommended.
Written October 4, 2020
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GlennD5
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Pelourinho
Sep 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place to see with a dark history of colonial times which included degradation of African people
Written September 16, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,303 contributions
Great Place but Better if Open
Feb 2020
Our cruise arrived in Salvador on Feb. 26th and almost everything was closed as people recovered from celebrating Carnaval. There were a few tourist booths, selling food, drink and souvenirs but all churches, museums, etc, were closed.
I was by myself but felt very safe and did enjoy seeing the outside of all the beautiful buildings. Things could be in a bit better repair but one can certainly see the past glory of Salvador in this square.
Written May 14, 2020
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