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Salvador is the perfect place to go for luxury shopping. But here is this not what matters. Here the keynote is handicrafts. Who knows if you go to the state capital of Bahia and come back with a new decor for that room at home that you don’t quite know what to do?

Here we can find a lot of shops, markets and other places to do their shopping. The specialty is the same crafts created by local artists. On 7 de Setembro Avenue, near the Mercado Modelo, is the ideal place to start your shopping trip: In addition to typical souvenir shops, where you can purchase t-shirts for your friends or ribbons that say the “Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim”, you will also find shops with jewels in gold, silver and precious stones.The Market Model is a must: it is the largest craft market in Latin America. If you want to buy other more elaborate pieces, clothing, accessories and home stores, Pelourinho are good options. Here you can find works of artisans from various communities of Bahia, works of wood and coconut from Rio das Contas, Maragogipinho ceramics, baskets and nets of Massarandupió of Paulo Afonso.After filling the bag with crafts, we suggest a stop at a tobacco shop. We know that smoking is bad, but the cigars are one of life's pleasures: The Tobacco Shop - Rosa Prado, in Rua Inacio Accioli 5 (Pelourinho), sells all kinds of cigars.