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Things to do in Salvador

Best attractions to visit in Salvador

1. Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia - Pelourinho - Salvador

Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia - Pelourinho

The oldest part in the city of Salvador is Centro Antigo, which is home to almost 80,000 Brazilians. In the core of this district lies the historical centre. This centre symbolizes monuments from the oldest colonial era. The building in this historical centre dates back to the 17th and 18th century. It is one obligatory thing to do in Brazil and a tourist just cannot leave without visiting this historical centre. Things to do in the centre of Salvador de Bahia, is to witness the art of olden times by looking at all the historical houses and churches in the centre. From the year 2008 to 2010, the local, federal and state government with the assistance of UNESCO began a rehabilitation plan for this centre. These combined efforts bore the fruits and the historic centre of Salvador was included in the World Monument Watch 2012. This centre bear witness to some of the oldest parts of history and shares the historical heritage of the country in its most authentic form. This centre provides an opportunity to the visitors to get a glimpse of history.

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2. Porto da Barra Beach - Salvador

Porto da Barra Beach

Visiting the beaches of Salvador is one most important things to do in Brazil. Situated in the city of Salvador, even Porto de Barra beach has two historical monuments on its either sides; a white colonial fort at one end of the beach and a hill on the other end with a whitewashed church sitting calmly upon it. Porto de Barra beach was the first site of European settlement. Even in the 19th century, this beach served as a hangout place for the Tropicalistas Caetano Veloso and even to this day it is always crowded by people. When in Salvador, Brazil, this beach is the place to be when the sun goes up or when it sets down. The sunset in Porto da Barra serves as one of the most beautiful sites in Brazil. The beach of Porto de Barra is most frequented by the tourists throughout the year. It is small and picturesque with clean and calm, water. It is also a favorite spot for surfers. To double the fun, the waterline of the beach is abundant with pubs and bars to offer exquisite drinks to the visitors while enjoying the view. As with everywhere in Brazil, this beach also offers music and food. The place feels like a beach party that never stops. If swimming or eating is not your thing, than one of the things to do in Porto da Barra beach is to have a fabulous time dancing to the beats of music. For tourist who want to get social and for enjoying the company of people this place is perfect.

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3. Praia do Rio Vermelho - Salvador

Praia do Rio Vermelho

Formerly a famous summer destination, Rio Vermelho is now a place lined with luxurious hotels. To spend a day in Rio Vermelho is one among many other things to do in Brazil. For visitors who prefer staying in their hotel room and enjoying the beautiful view of the calm sea, a place Rio Vermelho is just for them. If tourists want to try the famous Acarajé in Brazil then this place is it. It is one of the two places in the world that make it best. While hotels and view in Rio Vermelho are interesting enough, one requisite thing to do in Rio Vermelho is to attend the festivals conducted here. The streets and boulevards of Rio Vermelho serve as the centre stage for the most famous, traditional and pleasant festival of Salvador, The Iemanjá’s festival. Every year on 2nd February, the boats carry various gifts and presents to the Candomblé’s goddess for having good fortune in fishing throughout the year.

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4. Chapada Diamantina National Park - Salvador

Chapada Diamantina National Park

That one thing to do in Brazil without which the trip will always stay incomplete is to visit the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Situated in the capital city of Bahia, this national park is named after the cliffs with which it is surrounded and the diamonds that were found there in the 19th century. Gold was also found here. Many people who visit Brazil find the Chapada Diamantina National Park to be one of the most enchanting places. Besides appreciating the ecological beauty of the nature–one can’t help it–there are many other things to do in Chapada Diamantina National Park, including swimming in the caves and river. The beautiful sights of the river and cave combined with the ethereal beauty of the nature, this national park is simply amazing. A combination of mesas, unique looking rocks, quartzite caves, clear lakes and various underground rivers this place is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. Not just that but it also possesses a historical diamond boom, and monuments made by nature.

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5. Museu da Cidade (City Museum) - Salvador

Museu da Cidade (City Museum)

6. São Francisco - Salvador

São Francisco

7. Elevador Lacerda (Elevator to Upper Town) - Salvador

Elevador Lacerda (Elevator to Upper Town)

8. Palacio Rio Branco - Salvador

Palacio Rio Branco

9. Praça da Sé - Salvador

Praça da Sé

10. Terreiro de Jesus - Salvador

Terreiro de Jesus

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