Praça Municipal

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Praça Municipal information

Salvador , Brazil
Address
Street Praça Tomé de Souza
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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.