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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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  • We spent an entire day in this area and loved it. My one regret, on a personal level is not purchasing a painting that would have looked great on my living room wall. (unsure about using credit card a...  more »
  • I don't appreciate your spent, I was afraid to walk there. A positive point is that the items to give away as souvenirs, are very cheap.
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  • Very good walk just careful assault index is high, comes with a guide meet one of the best place.
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