Pelourinho, Salvador

3.7
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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  • Our cruise arrived in Salvador on Feb. 26th and almost everything was closed as people recovered from celebrating Carnaval. There were a few tourist booths, selling food, drink and souvenirs but...  more »
  • Is a really nice place, M Jackson did his video here, even a staty they had here before. I dont suggest you visit this place alone at night, I didnt feel safe but with a group of friends is just...  more »
  • This place always amazed me!! It’s history with fun! You feel like you go back in time and feel the energy around you!!! The colors, the old buildings , the churches!!!! And you can enjoy good food...  more »

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