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#1 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
For ALL PEOPLE who plan to visit Salvador de Bahia and want to ENJOY THE CITY as a local with comfort and safety, we highly recommend PAULO (telephone +55 7191999977 - whatsapp) as your local guide, undoubtedly!
old houses in narrow cobblestoned streets, full of churches and small plazas, lively restaurants and bars, street artists showing their paintings of the typical ambiance in Bahía.
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#2 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
The courtyard has beautiful tile paintings depicted.
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#3 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
At the "Igreja e Convento de São Francisco", you will find an exuberant inner decoration, where walls, pillars, vaults and ceilings are completely covered by golden sculpted gilt woodwork and paintings.
On the contrary, all beauty, richness and majesty offered to praise our Lord seems little.
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#4 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
The church is attractive from its exterior, with its two towers by the facade and all painted in blue, as well as from the interior, with pleasantly much less gold than one sees in the other churches of the town.
We were staying in Pelourinho and wanted a genuine local, cultural experience, so we headed to Sunday AM mass at the "Black Church."
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#5 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
After nearly four years of restorations, the Cathedral is back to its full beauty, enhancing its mannerist and baroque architectural styles.
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#6 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
Tumbled by the Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage of Brazil for being the first military building in the country, or housing fort or nautical museum and other incredible attractions.
I went up to the highest point of the lighthouse, where there is a gazebo and, I admired the beautiful view of Barra and “Todos-os-Santos” Bay and took the opportunity to take beautiful photos.
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My husband and I booked a tour through the Arena Itaipava - the Esporte Clube Bahia Home and we were greeted by the stadium tour guide that spoke English - Mateus (which was a plus for us because my husband doesn'...
Do the stadium tour if you like soccer
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#8 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
It houses the nautical museum - a fascinating little attraction by itself well worth a visit.
Very interesting are the archaeological finds from the shipwreck of the 'Santissima Sacramento', a 500-tons galleon, which sank in 1668 just off the bay.
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#10 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
As a tradition, when you get there you must tie a colored cotton 'bracelet' (Fita do Senhor do Bonfim) at the gate of the church and make wishes, prayers, or thanks.
Exquisite church - with significant historical significance- If you can only visit one church in Bahia make sure this is the one!
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#11 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
You have an impressive view on the skyline of Salvador and on All Saints Bay (with a beautiful sunset if you get there a bit past 5pm).
Ponta de Humaitá and its magic sunset ...
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#12 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
There are nice buildings around the square, and it's always full of locals and tourists.
Today it is certainly the gateway to Salvador's historical center, in the Upper City.
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#13 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
The church has a volunteer local guide who is very well versed on its history, architecture, sculptures and paintings.
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#14 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
With beautifully manicured lawns, soft ladders, clean and safe atmosphere, the monument offers lovely views of Salvador and its beaches.
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#15 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
This majestic construction was rebuilt last centrury and the location hosted the Governors sent by Portugal to manage the richness of the colony.
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Built, rebuilt, restored and renamed, it became "Forte de Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat", a beautiful example of military architecture and was officially appointed, in 1957, as a Brazilian National Heritage Monument.
The view is amazing and the sunset is a true awe!
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#19 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
at the base of what was once the old cathedral, you can get a good sense of what the Cruz is all about.
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#20 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
The famous "Praça da Sé" is located exactly at the site of the old Salvador's Cathedral ("Sé", in Portuguese).
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#25 of 74 Sights & Landmarks in Salvador
In the lower part, my friends and I visit the “Mercado Modelo”, where you can find stores with a variety of art, crafts, clothing, souvenirs and restaurants, or the price of some that are usually high, but worth it.
This elevator is a mass transit system between the lower comercial area and the upper historic district.
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