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Historical Tour of Salvador

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: $40 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Price Includes

    Transportation in private vehicle and guiding services by professional tour guide; other costs are not included.

Highlights

  • See the beautiful, tree-lined avenue Corredor da Vitoria, home to the Museum of Art and the Museum of Bahia Costa Pinto
  • See the Fortress of Santo Antônio with the famous Lighthouse (Farol) at Barra neighbourhood.
  • See the magnificent Historical Center of Salvador, World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Guide

Trip Info

On this tour you will know the most important places of Salvador and learn about the history of the first capital of the colony of Brazil. We will see some of the touristical highlights of the city, such as: the Lighthouse of Barra, with a splendid view on the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, the Corridor of Victoria bordered by ancient trees, the Campo Grande square and a busy commercial area. We then arrive in the Historical Center, called so after the UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site. This place is a must for the visitors: a complete old neighbourhood, called the Pelourinho, in the Upper City inside the bay, full of churches and magnificent colorful mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style that we will visit walking through the lively squares and cobblestone streets experiencing the local atmosphere and people that will not let you impassive. A strong suggestion is to visit the church of São Francisco, a real jewel with its fantastic Baroque interior covered by gold leaves.

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