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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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  • Nice place visited during the Carnival. I'd rather not. It's super pretty, but too crowded. Cantina Luna, a restaurant in its own juice!
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  • This is my favorite place in Bahia's capital, where everything from shopping, leisure, colonial mansions, cultural events, music, drama, essays, headquarters of Carnival blocos afros, restaurants, bars, wheels, ice cream parlors, in short, a world of colours and flavours to delight in their lanes. Who's coming to the Savior and you don't know, as it is affectionately called by the people, should know that you didn't know our city. A tour not to be missed!
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  • It is a place very cute aus streets, houses, bars are a tourist brand, we toured: Jorge Amado Foundation, some churches and restaurant with. Live music. A place that has its charm itself.
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