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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  • The square has your cultural and historical attraction, but is extremely dirty, with beggars and muggers walking freely. Many homeless too. It's worth just drive quickly, without coming down.
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  • Output of the Lacerda Elevator and ticket to go to the Pillory. There are stalls of acaraje, capoeira groups and numerous tourists taking pictures. But there's nothing.
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  • The place full of history and colourful, we were in times of Carnival, it was very frequented by tourists of several nationalities, architecture of the time and precious crafts
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