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Salvador Brazil

Brazil’s former first capital boasts a culture as bright as its buildings and tropical coastline. Now the capital of Brazil’s Bahia state, Salvador is renowned for its vibrant neighbourhoods, stylish monuments and warm hospitality.

Salvador’s beating heart and soul is the UNESCO-listed historic centre, otherwise known as the Pelourinho. Its cobblestone streets are adorned with 17th and 18th-century Portuguese buildings – many of which are gorgeously pastel-coloured. Visitors can discover Salvador’s thriving Afro-Brazilian culture in the food and music and will surely be encouraged to join in the rhythmic dancing.

There are plenty of things to do and see in Salvador, and the Lacerda Elevator is an absolute must. Originally completed in 1873, the elevator was later refreshed in 1930 with Art Deco stylings – adding an unmistakable flair to the Salvador skyline. Connecting the high and low parts of the city, the Lecerda Elevator also offers sweeping views of the Bay of All Saints. Take a ride yourself and capture some cityscape and seaside pictures.

One of the best spot’s in Salvador for shopping is Mercado Modelo, a market featuring hundreds of stalls selling local arts and crafts. Here, you can pick up some authentic Bahian souvenirs and dine at the market's range of delicious Brazilian eateries.


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