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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 centerpiece of your Salvador vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Salvador trip itinerary builder.
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  • Rico in culture Centre, referring to Brazil's history, values and beliefs. Neighborhood marked by arrays of African root on the history of blacks who lived and died in Pelourinho. Great squares with live shows, numerous churches. The first school of Medicine of Brazil is there too. You can't come in without passing in the Pillory.
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  • Pelourinho is one of the most impressive places in Salvador de Bahia, houses, streets, etc. are preserved very well All painted in hermosois colors
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  • I always heard that the pillory was dirty and dangerous. I was surprised. It's clean and with a lot of policing. Be careful when someone asks you to take your picture, you can charge for it. Be prepared. But the people are super hospitable.
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