Pelourinho, Salvador

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A stroll through the historic Colonial district, Pelourinho brings you past brightly colored Renaissance buildings decorated with fine stucco work. This district has an extreme wealth of historical monuments dating back to the 17th through 19th centuries. Nicknamed "Pelô" by residents, this old part of the upper city encompasses several blocks around a triangular Largo. The large open-air market offers artistic and cultural souvenirs, as well as churches, museums, and shops housed in pastel-colored buildings. You'll find decadent restaurants and cafés and a lively local music scene with a bustling nightlife. Percussion musicians play drums in the streets including the areas signature berimbaus, which you can buy in several of the surrounding shops. Make Pelourinho a part of your Salvador vacation plans using our Salvador trip planner .
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  • Pelourinho is a history lesson under various aspects. The beautiful architecture, with historic churches, some better preserved than other, but invaluable for Brazil. Worth the visit. I haven't seen any episode, but is recommended, by soteropolitanos, about the danger of burglaries and thefts in the region.
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  • Very beautiful, with several restaurants and shops available. Very nice place to stroll and pictures. Thanks so much to know.
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  • where to look quedas flooded with colors, preserved and care to 100%, is another Brazil! the friendliness of the people, the care you feel at all times (not be distracted too), a little expensive for the devaluation hurts Argentines at this time. definitely a place that you can not miss!
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