Best Things To Do in Salvador, Brazil

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  1. # 1 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 320 times in trip plans
    Museu Afro-brasileiro

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Pelourinho, Salvador, 40025–010

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Identified by its pink facade, the Museu Afro-Brasileiro is an important cog in the wheel of Bahia’s history. Everything that you need to know about black culture in Brazil, right from the slave...Read more

  2. # 2 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 334 times in trip plans
    Igreja De Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Known as the church that grants wishes, the Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is Salvador’s most celebrated church. Thronged by tourists and believers alike, this church made famous the colourful...Read more

  3. # 3 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 355 times in trip plans
    Sao Francisco Church And Convent

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco s/n, 40020–280

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    During the colonial times, there was a power struggle between three colonial powers in South America to emerge as the ultimate super power. The Igreja de Sao Francisco is a testament to that extravaga...Read more

  4. # 4 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 335 times in trip plans
    Mercado Modelo

    Tags: Walking Area, Flea Market, Market, Street Market

    Address: Praca Visconde de Cayru - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-170, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This is the city market and this is where you find all kinds of art crafts and souvenirs. There are a lot of activities that also take place around this area, like you will see some people performing ...Read more

  5. # 5 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 291 times in trip plans
    Museu Nautico Da Bahia

    Tags: Museum, Light House, Waterfront, Architecture

    Address: Largo do Farol da Barra, s/n - Barra, Salvador - Bahia, 40140-650, Brazil

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Baia de Todos os Santos or the Bay of All Saints as it is otherwise known, is the biggest bay in Bahia and is quite the tourist spot. Complete with a light house, a fort and a nautical museum, the...Read more

  6. # 6 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 287 times in trip plans
    Solar Do Unhao

    Tags: Waterfront, View Point

    Address: Avenida Presidente Dutra, 1985 - Centro - Feira de Santana - BA, Brazil

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

    One of the most beautifully preserved premises, the solar do Unhao is situated on the water front and offers some staggering views when you scale the building to look out of the balcony. During the 18...Read more

  7. # 7 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 270 times in trip plans
    Museu De Arte Moderna

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Solar do Unhao, Salvador, State of Bahia 40,060,060, Brazil

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

    When the time to transform the 18th century sugar warehouse complex, no one would have thought that the architect in charge would create one of the most popular modern art museums, not to mention the ...Read more

  8. # 8 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 308 times in trip plans
    Catedral Basilica

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    Address: Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Terreiro de Jesus, Salvador, 40020–210

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Considered to be the masterpiece of the 17th century, the cathedral is said to exude the essence of Jesuit architecture. While the exterior is built from Portuguese sandstone, the tiles came from Maca...Read more

  9. # 9 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 337 times in trip plans
    Pelourinho

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Salvador, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in the heart of Cidade Alto, the Pelourinho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has undergone some considerable preservation work. Rich in history, some of the buildings of the colonial era s...Read more

  10. # 10 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 324 times in trip plans
    Elevador Lacerda

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil

    Timings: 05:00 am - 12:00 pm Details

    Dubbed as the world’s first urban elevator, the Elevador Lacerda covers around 72m in just half a minute. Installed in the 17th century to manually transport goods from the port to the settlemen...Read more

  11. # 11 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 318 times in trip plans
    Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary Of The Blacks

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Statue

    Address: Largo do Pelourinho s/n, Pelourinho, Salvador, 40026–280

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario Dos Pretos, a part of the historical district of Pelourinho is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Said to be built for the slaves, by the slaves, the church ...Read more

  12. # 12 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 188 times in trip plans
    Museu De Arte Sacra

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Address: Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40060-240, Brazil

    Timings: 11:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Museu de Arte Sacra or the Museum of Sacred Arts is Brazil’s premiere museum when it comes to Catholic art. The exhibit starts from the building itself, which used to be a former convent. On...Read more

  13. # 13 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 264 times in trip plans
    Museu Da Cidade

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Largo do Pelourinho, 3 - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40026-280, Brazil

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Museu da Cidade is relatively small when compared to the other museums in the city, but interesting never-the-less. If you’re looking for a quick lesson on Bahia’s history and culture,...Read more

  14. # 14 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador | Added 290 times in trip plans
    Fundacao Casa De Jorge Amado

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Address: Largo do Pelourinho, 51 - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40026-280, Brazil

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The casa (home) of Jorge Amado is sure to spark a thrill among the littérateurs. One of Brazil’s most renowned writers, Jorge Amado had his books translated into many languages, which jus...Read more

  15. # 15 of 91 Things To Do in Salvador
    Porto De Barra

    Address: Avenida Sete de Setembro, 3783 - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-110, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a popular Salvador beach, the place attracts a lot of people especially on weekends. Other beaches you may go to are Flamengo and Stella Maris and these two are more popular with the upper cla...Read more

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  • Save 9% Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch
    Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch5 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Get a glimpse into Salvador's neighborhoods of cobblestone streets, shops and culture on a full-day tour. From sweeping visit...

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  • Save 7% Pelourinho Private Tour by Night
    Pelourinho Private Tour by Night1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Experience the thrill of Salvadors Carnival with Blessing Day every Tuesday. These festivities are a great local experience t...

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  • Save 4% Private Shore Excursion of Salvador
    Private Shore Excursion of Salvador4 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    This full day tour is a combination of history and panoramic views of the city. During our full city tour, we will pass 1.5-h...

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  • Save 8% Private Tour to Saramandaia Favela in Salvador
    Private Tour to Saramandaia Favela in SalvadorNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    This 4-hour tour will take you to Saramandaia Favela, one of the biggest favelas in Salvador. Along with your guide, you'll h...

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  • Good day I intend on spending 3 nights in Salvador. Could you advise the best place to stay in Salvador (Pelourinho or barra). Also, are there day tours in Salvador for half-day hikes in the rainforest?

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    • If you are coming to Salvador for 3 nights/4 days, you can have a look at this Salvador Itinerary. You will find the recommended hotels and tours on the same page. 

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