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Pelourinho, Salvador
(3.6/5 based on 10,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • show de bola ... Great place to learn more about our history, has only very beggar on the streets don't wear jewelry, enjoy
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  • The Pelourinho, definitely worth the visit! The environment was pretty well policed, we went with the whole family, including two children. Recommend a visit! However, be discreet and don't flaunt jewelry, cell phones, purses, cameras and etc. As in any city of Brazil, always must be aware and circular only by the main roads!
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  • We went to meet but it's sad the situation of neglect. Buildings without revitalization and several residents of the street. Where you are but nem.por that police had the place is safe.
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