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Salvador, Brazil

From series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
Many travelers who have once visited the Brazilian city of El Salvador, will never forget the atmosphere of happiness and joy reigning in it. The Brazilian city has no equal in the number of festivals, carnivals and incendiary parties. It is not surprising that this is the city where the most colorful street decoration takes place. Since ancient times, the facades of houses here are usually painted in bright colors, which makes the appearance of strict historical structures simply inimitable.

Salvador, Brazil For tourists the so-called "Upper City" is the most interesting. It is here that the most beautiful historical streets with colonial mansions are located. A significant part of the historical buildings today are occupied by government institutions, and in some buildings interesting museums have been opened. The historical district of ​​El Salvador is also interesting for its unique Lacerda ski lift. It connects the upper and lower levels of the city. The lift was built in 1869 and is also considered a unique historical landmark.

In addition to the historic district of Pelourinho with its luxurious colorful mansions, guests of the city can also visit many incredible sights. The city has many beautiful cathedrals and churches, including the beautiful Cathedral and the elegant Rosario church, which was built in the 18th century. An excursion program should include a visit to local museums and the colorful Mercado Modelo Market, where you can buy a lot of unique souvenirs. Next - Lima

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco do Brasil S/A-Pab Inss' located in 0.03 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Receptivo 24h' is located in 0.36 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Grl - Organização Revendedora de Comb e Lubrif' in 0.14 km
Supermarket: 'BMB Bolsa de Mercadorias da Bahia' in 0.02 km
Parking: 'Mc Estacionamento de Veiculos' in 0.05 km
Apotheek: 'SANTANA' in 0.16 km
Police station: '2º Subgrupamento do 1º Grup de Bombeiro Militar' in 0.13 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Bar e Restaurante do Soneca' in 0.02 km
Railway station: 'RFFSA' in 2.95 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ilheus Jorge Amado Airport IOS - in 212 km
 »  Itabuna Airport ITN - in 221 km
 »  Santa Maria Airport AJU - in 270 km
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Best hotels near Salvador

Hotel Villa Santo Antonio

Located in 0 km from Salvador
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Rooms: 14
Individually decorated with luxurious and design items, all suites feature wooden floors, spacious bathrooms and free internet access. In addition, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Portal do Politeama

Located in 1 km from Salvador
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Rooms: 64
Rooms at Portal do Politeama provide a TV, telephone and a private bathroom with a hot shower, plus either a fan or air conditioning. Some units also … More: photo, rates and booking
Sheraton da Bahia

Located in 2 km from Salvador
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Rooms: 284
Tastefully decorated in beige nuances, air-conditioned rooms at Sheraton feature a flat-screen TV, telephone and minibar. They also have a work desk … More: photo, rates and booking
Santeria Hostel

Located in 3 km from Salvador
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Rooms: 5
Colourful dormitories at Santeria come with a fan, lockers and a shared bathroom. Linens and towels are provided at a charge and padlocks are not … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Lacerda Elevator
0 km - Lacerda Elevator
Elevador Lacerda is one of the main tourist attractions of the city of Salvador. It connects the business center with the old town. From engineering point of view, the elevator is a tower with the elevator shafts and the complicated counterbalancing system. The height …
Morro de Sao Paulo
65 km - Morro de Sao Paulo
In Brazil, travelers will have an opportunity to visit the charming island of Morro de Sao Paulo with the eponymous town. The later is considered one of the most quiet and peaceful places in the world. Tourists can get to the island by boat or small one-engine plane, …
Serra da Capivara National Park
650 km - Serra da Capivara National Park
The world famous Serra da Capivara National Park is in the northeastern part of Brazil. The place is famous not only for its natural attractions, but also for priceless monuments of rock art. The first archaeologist who explored these amazing places, was Nede Gideon. …
Ouro Preto City
981 km - Ouro Preto City
Brazil also has an amazing historic city, which attracts researchers and ordinary tourists from all over the world. The city of Ouro Preto is located in the state of Minas Gerais. Once it has been a prosperous capital of the state. Founded in 1711, Ouro Preto became …
Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
1013 km - Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
The church complex called Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is situated in the Brazilian city of Congonhas. The sight was built in the 18th century. That's the striking architectural monument in the Baroque style. The white church is characterized by marvelous interiors. …
Rio carnaval
1209 km - Rio carnaval
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous and the most recognizable carnival in the world. The main city event begins on Friday before Ash Wednesday. Best samba schools in Brazil are involved in the preparation for the holiday. The exact origin of a fabulous …

Top destination around Salvador - Salvador

Feijoada is the most popular traditional dishes in Salvador. Its recipe may vary. However, various types of meat (most often pork), beans, cassava flour, and pepper sauce are always the main ingredients. Feijoada is served with cabbage or orange. Salvador cuisine is sure to appeal to meat fans. Pork, beef, and chicken are cooked in many ways here. There are also many fish dishes here. It's better to look for them in coastal restaurants. The catch is usually fresh there.

Rice, corn, beans, cabbage, and tomatoes are very popular products in Salvador. Many Brazilians prefer small pies with various fillings of cheese, meat, shrimp, and even olives as snacks. They also eat just olives, stuffed olives, boiled corn, and meatballs fried with cheese or codfish. There are many soups in the local cuisine. They are usually quite rich, although liquid. Soup with rice on chicken or beef broth is one of the most popular. There are also fish soups, vegetarian soups with lean broth, most often with beans or corn here. Shangua soup with bread and Caldo Verde of cabbage, mutton, potatoes, rice, and pepper are delicious.
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