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Praca da Se, Salvador

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#5 of 26 in Historic Sites in Salvador
Historic Walking Area Landmark
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. To visit Praca da Se and get the most from your holiday in Salvador, create itinerary details personal to you using our Salvador itinerary planner.
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  • I loved the praça da Sé. Nice place to walk and enter the shops. View the baianas. Eating acarajé. If you have Sun so wonderful!
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  • Very nice visit to Praça da Sé. A dip in the history of Salvador. The square is well taken care of!
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  • There are nice old buildings all around the square, and food stalls are selling cheap snacks. Nice for a short visit.  more »
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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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