Salvador: scenarios that speak for themselves
From the most incredible beaches to the most emblematic historical points, this northeastern city is essentially known for its tropical coastline and its Afro-Brazilian culture, always filling the hearts of all who visit it, with pleasure.
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Cultural city with soul and rhythm
It is in the historic center of the city that you can find Pelourinho, the most famous neighborhood in Salvador, that stands out for its vibrant colors and colonial architectural style. With houses, bars, restaurants, cultural centers and typical shops, here the stop is, without a doubt, mandatory.
It is also here that you can visit other very important buildings and areas, such as: the Casa de Jorge Amado - colonial property that houses the permanent exhibition of the writer's novels -, the Basilica Cathedral, the Afro-Brazilian Museum, the São Francisco Church - one of the largest and most important in Brazil, whose interior is covered in gold - the Praça da Sé, the Casa do Carnaval - a museum that tells the history of the Bahian revelry - and the Municipal Square.
But the charms of this city do not end here! In the Bonfim Church, famous, essentially, for its exterior, it is possible to observe the grids covered with the traditional tapes of Senhor do Bonfim and, in Solar Amado Bahia, you'll have access to the Ice Cream Museum, a very different and fun space to go with children.
Be sure to make a visit to Elevador Lacerda, the first urban elevator in the world. It connects Praça Tomé de Sousa, in Cidade Alta, to Praça Cayru, in the Comércio district, also having access to a fantastic view of the area. From here, just go down to the Mercado Modelo, where you can make plenty of purchases.
For an even more cultural tour, go to the Museum of Modern Art and the Nautical Museum, of which the latter is actually the Fort of Santo António da Barra and which also houses the Farol da Barra. Get ready, too, for a very special gift: one of the most incredible scenery in the Baía de Todos os Santos.
Porto da Barra Beach is located between the Fortes of São Diogo and Santa Maria, and is located in the urban part of Salvador. With calm and warm waters, this is one of the beaches that cannot be left out of your itinerary.
In Rio Vermelho - a bohemian neighborhood - is Praia do Buracão which, although less sought after, is also the perfect place to enjoy some tranquility. In turn, Praia Amaralina has strong waves and is, therefore, very frequented by surfers.
On its left side, however, the waters are much calmer. Here, you can take the opportunity to cool off with the famous coconut waters, and venture out with acarajés and other typical dishes from Bahia.
In Itapuã, marvel at the rock formations that originate the natural pools and the rest of the scenery, essentially characterized by clear waters, tall coconut trees and a very charming lighthouse.
Flavors that make us smile
Here are the flavors you can't miss:
Moqueca baiana - a kind of fish and seafood stew. In addition to the basic ingredients mentioned above, it also contains coconut milk and is traditionally cooked and served in a clay pot;
Shrimp Bobó - very similar to moqueca, this dish, in addition to being more dense, also includes manioc;
Acarajé e Abará - bean cake, fried in palm oil and stuffed with shrimp and some other ingredients. The main difference between acarajé and abará is in the cooking mode, with one being fried (acarajé) and the other steamed (abará);
Tapioca / Beijú - breakfast, lunch, dinner or at any other time of the day. The sky is the limit for its filling, and can vary between sweet and salty.
And to sweeten the palate, we highlight the cocada, the rice pudding, the canjica, the baba de moça, the student cake and the mungunzá.