Praca da Se, Salvador

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Although the Cathedral was demolished in 1933, Praca da Se still bears the name "Cathedral Square." Plenty of beautiful and historic buildings remain to be admired, but as you walk through the square, your eyes and ears will likely be drawn towards a performance of capoeira--an acrobatic Brazilian martial art which combines elements of dance and combat. The square is the main access route to the historic neighbourhood of Pelourinho, so you can stop for a while to enjoy the spectacle before heading on to explore the city. Put Praca da Se and other Salvador attractions into our Salvador trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A place where the historic buildings, excellent to learn a bit of culture and brazilian bahiana. There's always music, capoeira, Buskers, street vendors, for policing, but it is always best to be careful with your belongings. A good ride.
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  • This area is very popular. You have performers and locals hanging out. In the evenings on some nights they have live performances.  more »
  • Always worth a visit, can be even by walking if you're in the area. Beautiful square with a beautiful church.
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Where to stay in Salvador

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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