Rio Branco Palace, Salvador

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An imperious yet ornate construction, Rio Branco Palace makes no concessions to minimalism. Lovers of architecture will swoon at the immaculately preserved neoclassical, French-style façade that conceals an elegant, refined interior harking back to the colonial era of Brazilian history. Formerly a barracks and a prison, the building has undergone several reconstructions over the years--the most recent being in 1984--and is of cultural importance to both Salvador and the wider Bahia region. With our world travel planner, Salvador attractions like Rio Branco Palace can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I loved the architecture is very well maintained and there worked the first Government in Brazil ... recommend, and ... There's a lot of history ´ ria and has everything to do with our Primordium
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  • This is an empty building with lots of history. The walls are covered with events in early Brazil history. There is a small gift shop and tours are provided if asked for. Great place to relax if your ...  more »
  • Beautiful, very beautiful architecture, city high, worth checking out ... In front of the elevator lacerda.
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  • Beautiful building with great views of the sea. Only one or two rooms are accessible with small exhibitions. The grand staircases and numerous other rooms not fulfilling their potential.
  • Beautiful, if you´re around here don´t miss it.
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  • A beautiful historic building that was bombed and rebuilt
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  • Fascinating Place! Beautiful view of the Bay of all saints.
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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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