Salvador da Bahia

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About Salvador da Bahia
Salvador da Bahia is the largest city on the north-east coast of Brazil and the capital of the North eastern Brazilian state of Bahia in South America.

A 100m cliff runs along the entire bayshore, dividing the city into Cidade Alta, up on the cliff, and the Cidade Baixa down by the bay. The Art Deco Elevador Lacerda is made up of four elevators and connects both parts of the city.

The old city centre features historical sites, colonial architecture, museums such as the Afro Brasileiro and the Igreja de São Francisco church. Along its winding cobblestone streets you will find restaurants, bars and shops.

At the centre of the Cidade Alta there are the two large squares Praça da Sé and the Terreiro de Jesus which are connected at the corner by the cathedral.

Mercado Modelo is the city's main market located in the lower town is and a good place for crafts and other souvenirs. Locals like to shop at American-style shopping malls and you will find plenty here. It is essential to barter in Salvador, very few vendors will stick to their given price.

Igreja do Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is a small church located in a neighbourhood to the north, and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in all of Brazil. You can get to Bonfim by city bus in about 15 minutes.

Abaeté Park is a protected state park around the lake with same name. There is an entertainment area with a lot of bars and live music.

One of the main central Salvador beaches is Porto de Barra, which can get very crowded on weekends. Flamengo and Stella Maris are the most popular beaches among tourists and have many facilities. The rough waters here make it excellent for surfing.

You will find a wide range of seafood dishes, one particular local favourite is grilled bahia fish badejo. Also try ‘abara’ (wrap with bean paste, dende oil and onions cooked in a banana leaf with spices) or ‘acarajé’ (small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil slathered with spicy shrimp paste).
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Cruise ships dock at the Port of Salvador.

Taxis, car hire and public transport are all available nearby.

Note: Salvador is notorious for street crime. Salvador recognises the importance of tourism so important tourist sites such as Pelourinho and Mercado Modelo, are usually heavily guarded.
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