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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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  • Pelourinho is quite touristy, but retains a certain originality. We can see local residents circulating the streets, full of colonial architecture-some good, some quite degraded reformed. Heard them speaking do Pelô as a dangerous place, but I felt quite safe to walk the streets during the day. We see lots of people, from all over the world, Commerce, churches, museums and restaurants.
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  • Walk the halls of the Pillory is feel the climate of Bahia. Has a lot of energy and shops with gifts. You have to have energy to walk. Worth in churches.
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  • Old houses such as this very colorful and interesting meet usually have activities in the square, there are however not very safe areas recommendation be careful
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