GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Salvador, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, is known for its Portuguese colonial architecture, Afro-Brazilian culture and a tropical coastline. The Pelourinho neighborhood is its historic heart, with cobblestone alleys opening onto large squares, colorful buildings and baroque churches such as São Francisco, featuring gilt woodwork.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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Salvador de Bahia reminded me of Sub-saharan Africa, and that's not exactly a compliment. Tourist-wise however it is one of the most interesting cities I visited in Brazil: the historical center (Pelourinho) is stunning, with plenty of colored colonial buildings and lovely historical churches. Then, take the "Elevator Lacerda" to reach the lower city and go visit the the Barra neighborhood with its beachfront fortresses.

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Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Salvador de Bahia - Barra - Forte de S¦o Diogo - 3503 cover

BARRA

Barra is a neighborhood located in the south zone of the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Barra is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city. With many attractions, like Farol da Barra Lighthouse, Morro do Cristo Hill, Farol da Barra Beach, and Porto da Barra Beach. Barra has a large number of beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, residences, fitness clubs, banks, parks, events, and historic monuments.

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Salvador de Bahia - Lower city - Forte S¦o Marcelo - 3406 cover

LOWER CITY

The Lower City is the coastal area (bathed by the Bay of All Saints) of the city of Salvador. It is a relatively narrow plain, linked to the Upper City by the Lacerda Elevator. The main economic activities of the region are port and commercial.

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PITUBA

Pituba is a large upper class neighborhood located in the southeastern zone of Salvador, Bahia. Its name is indigenous origin and means "breath, breath, sea".

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UPPER CITY (PELOURINHO)

Pelourinho (Pillory) is a historic neighborhood in western Salvador, Bahia. The Historic Center is extremely rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries. This area is in the older part of the upper city (Cidade Alta) of Salvador. It ecompasses several blocks around the triangular Largo, and it is a great location for music, dining and nightlife.

BARRA

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Salvador de Bahia - Barra - Forte de S¦o Diogo - 3503 cover

Barra is a neighborhood located in the south zone of the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Barra is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city. With many attractions, like Farol da Barra Lighthouse, Morro do Cristo Hill, Farol da Barra Beach, and Porto da Barra Beach. Barra has a large number of beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, residences, fitness clubs, banks, parks, events, and historic monuments.

LOWER CITY

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Salvador de Bahia - Lower city - Forte S¦o Marcelo - 3406 cover

The Lower City is the coastal area (bathed by the Bay of All Saints) of the city of Salvador. It is a relatively narrow plain, linked to the Upper City by the Lacerda Elevator. The main economic activities of the region are port and commercial.

PITUBA

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Salvador de Bahia - Pituba - 2289 cover

Pituba is a large upper class neighborhood located in the southeastern zone of Salvador, Bahia. Its name is indigenous origin and means "breath, breath, sea".

UPPER CITY (PELOURINHO)

Salvador de Bahia - Upper city (Pelourinho) - other pictures of Historical center - 862 cover

Pelourinho (Pillory) is a historic neighborhood in western Salvador, Bahia. The Historic Center is extremely rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries. This area is in the older part of the upper city (Cidade Alta) of Salvador. It ecompasses several blocks around the triangular Largo, and it is a great location for music, dining and nightlife.

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