Câmara Municipal is a 17th-century city hall, which occasionally puts on cultural exhibitions.
Palácio Rio Branco
The beautifully restored, art deco Elevador Lacerda connects the Cidade Alta with Comércio via four elevators traveling 72m in about 30...
Fundo do Cravinho
Live samba nightly starting around 8pm, down an alley behind the eponymous bar.
One of Salvador’s oldest and best ice-cream shops.
Praça Municipal information
Lonely Planet review
Once the political seat of colonial Brazil, the Praça Municipal is now a lively place to people-watch and see panoramic views over the bay. Overlooking the plaza, note the impressive Palácio Rio Branco , reconstructed in 1919; the original 1549 structure housed the offices of Tomé de Souza, Brazil’s first governor general.