A compact core of staggering architectural riches makes Salvador an ideal city to explore. The Portuguese built the country’s first colonial capital here and their pastel-hued masterpiece was arguably never exceeded in Brazil. Once the site of slavers’ markets, the cobblestone squares of the historic centre now resound with vibrant African drumming and capoeira displays.Our half-day tour wanders along wonderfully preserved historic streets and squares including the famed Pelourinho, which takes its name from the whipping post that once stood at its centre.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahiathe Church of São Francisco, one of the richest in Brazil andconsidered the most beautiful example of Portuguese baroque in theworld. We will end our tour in Largo do Pelourinho, a place thatmixes colors, races, culture and history. Recognized as a WorldHeritage Site by UNESCO and immortalized by the illustrious writerJorge Amado. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rio Branco Palace, Salvador, State of Bahia Our walking tour will start in the Town Hall Square,where the Palacio Rio Branco (which housed theGovernment of theState) is located and the Town Hall, opposite the Lacerda Elevator,with its balustrades overlooking one of the most beautiful views ofthe Baia de Todos os Santos. We continue towards Terreiro de Jesus,where we find the Catedral Basilica de SalvadorDuration: 2 hours