What to see in Salvador Da Bahia

Salvador Da Bahia Attractions

Salvador de Bahia is on old city rich in cultural history, evident in its beautiful architecture. In the historic district, also known as Pelourinho or the Cidade Alta, there are many photogenic buildings dating back to the 17th century. There are over a thousand sacred houses in Salvador, including churches like the Cathedral of Salvador, the Church of Nossa Senora do Rosário dos Pretos, and the Convent and Church of Sao Francisco. Another building worth seeing is the donut-shaped São Marcelo Fort, built in the 17th century.

There is much to see and do in Salvador, as the inhabitants know how to have a good time. The Mercado Modelo is the city's bustling market area, with arts and crafts stalls, and a variety of restaurants and bars. One of the main reasons to visit Salvador is the city's continuous line-up of festivals and celebrations, with dozens filling the city's calendar with music, dance and parties.

Salvador's beaches are fantastic, with natural variations that mean there's something for everyone to do. Porto da Barra is a popular beach for swimming, as it faces the bay and the waters are calm; Farol da Barra has a number of rocky pools great for kids to play in. Farol de Itapoan has strong currents suited to experienced swimmers and surfers, while Flamengo is a scenic beach home to several fun barracas, or beach bars. You can also visit Projeto Tamar, which is a sea turtle conservation project at Praia do Forte.

You can get spectacular views from Farol de Barra, a lighthouse at the point of the city where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bay of All Saints. You won't be able to see the city, but crowds form every night to watch the sun set from this amazing vantage point. You can get a better view of the city itself from Forte de Monte Serrat, or at one of the two restaurants at the top of the Mercado Modelo.


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