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Pelourinho, Salvador

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I really enjoyed meeting their mansions, bars, shops, museums, churches and restaurants. All very safe and clean. I suggest after the ride to lunch at the restaurant of the Senac of typical foods, in Pelourinho there even.
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  • Pillory in the last two years has improved a lot. Be wary of whose hospitality offers something saying that it's free, as Lord of the tape Banks and handicrafts. They go after charging tourist then it bothers a lot. Visit the BAR of Cloves at night and has a bistro on the cruise where they play chorinho night too. Worth the Jorge Amado Foundation and the Olodum.
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  • Beautiful place with many historical and cultural options. Not to be missed, good restaurants, the clove is required. Give an arrival in Carmo which is also beautiful worth. All care with beggars and drug addicts, always seeking the busiest routes.
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