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 part of your Salvador vacation plans using our Salvador trip planner .
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  • October 6, 2017
    A different Friday afternoon was our trip to the Pillory. We got there the 13:15 and we did a walking tour for your streets, which surprised us with several restorations. Happy people walking back and forth, shops, bars and a wonderful well-being took care of our group. Well worth a visit to the Pelourinho in Salvador.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Pelourinho is a very picturesque place, breathes history there, it is located in the historic center of Salvador, I recommend to visit it with a guide not to lose details and also a safety issue, is a landmark of this city, without a doubt, every tourist that find in Salvador must know it.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Taking place and a lot of joy but annoy you enough vendors offering free tape comes the coup are very boring just on you by fatigue.
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The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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