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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  • Located in the upper city maintains colonial-era architecture and souvenir shops and restaurants has with typical dishes such as the Dada. In the square several wonderful churches. There are folk groups, notably poultry,
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  • The place is very nice, many shops to buy souvenirs, go prepared to March. Just don't give 5 stars because the people selling things bother you a lot, enough to be invasive because they don't take no for an answer, they will follow you and insisting.
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  • The neighborhood of Pelourinho or simply Pelô, to the more intimate, is an icon of the city of Salvador in the world, which needs no introduction. Filled with churches and mansions, is the life of Brazil's history, present and alive in all elements present: streets, mansions, churches, homes, shops and people. Great option for those who love architecture and History. There you can spend the whole day visiting the site offers and buy souvenirs, regional food yet, it wouldn't be enough to know everything. You must have a good disposition to walk and stand up to the famous slopes of the Pelô. Good restaurants are located in space, as well as hotels, guesthouses and hostels that bring animation to the scene
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The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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