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Pelourinho, Salvador

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • We spent a morning walking through the streets of Pelourinho - unfortunately it was raining so I guess the vibe was a bit different but it was still well worth the effort. The colourful houses are gre...  more »
  • Nice place to see. ... very beautiful.... ..Love to be there enjoy alot time shortage but full enjoy. .................................  more »
  • Real life exisiting in an old city... beautiful to see the blended mix. Vibrant. Slightly heavy on the touristy stuff, but the history and wealth of past this place hold for sure makes up for it.  more »