The capital city of the Brazilian state, Salvador de Bahia is one of the oldest city of the colonial times. The beauty of Salvador is unique in the sense that its ornate architectural buildings are a living proof of human austere. It’s a city of arts and festivals, of splendor and finery of human talents and long established traditions.
Salvador is a city where all the cultures of Europe, America, Africa and American Indian blend together. Understanding the importance of culture, the city was able to preserve all the renaissance buildings and now it is rich with architectural museums and churches, laden with gold. A person can find many things to do in Salvador, including sigh seeing and trying all kinds of Brazilian cuisines. The city has so much to offer that one could never get tire of the jovial and festive aura of the city. The city even has the cure for the times when a little a quiet is yearned for, one of the most effective things to do in Salvador is to enjoy the stunning coastline surrounding the city. The tropical splendor is enough to make even worst days better. Brazil is a city that always hums with the buzz of human life. Brazilians make their everyday life–and the tourist’s– more interesting by taking active part in dancing and singing. By indulging in delicious food and enjoying and appreciating the company of people more than anything else. The beautiful surrounding seems like just an added bonus.
There are no limits to the beautiful places to visit in Salvador, and one of those places is the beach. Porto da Barra Beach in Salvador is known to be one of the best beaches in the world. The uptown district of the city however is extremely rich in historical monuments and is called the Centre of Salvador de Bahia. The best way to enjoy the beauty of Salvador is to just stroll down the streets and be on a lookout for the pubs and clubs to explore. One of the places to visit in Salvador for bar hopping is Rio Vermelho. For more nightlife fun in Salvador, tourists can explore Pelourinho Streets, Aeroclube, Sankofa African Bar, French Quartier, Fashion Club, Bar da Ponta, Quixabeira, and many more. The city of Salvador does not disappoint even when the tourist begins looking for something quiet after nights of clubbing. Places like Chapada Diamantina National Park, Tamar Reserve, Morro de Sao Paulo, Mercado Modelo, Guarajuba, llha de Boipeba, Mahi-Mahi, Cachoeira, Linea verde, and Cemitério Campo Santo will take them off the beaten path. However in order to truly appreciate the beauty of Salvador, one cannot go home without actually looking at all the beautifully built architecture. While there are many grand churches in Salvador, the São Francisco Church is a very unique one.
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 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia, also known as the Pelourinho. 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 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia or Pelourinho, 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 Salvador history.
Make sure that your visit will encompass the following: Salvador's Cidade Alta (Upper Town), Abelardo Rodrigues Museum, Prédio do Senac school of gastronomy and the Casa de Benin.