Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Salvador is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Salvador a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Salvador.
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Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
06:30 am - 06:00 pm
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 ribbons that you’ll see tied around the wrists of many people all over the city. These ribbons are meant to bring you good luck, so buy some fr...
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Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco s/n, 40020–280
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 extravagance. One of the most magnificent churches of Brazil, the Igrega is lathered with gold and has an 80 kg silver chandelier dangling over the ceiling who...
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Praca Visconde de Cayru - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-170, Brazil
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 capoeira. Most of the items that are sold here are obviously culture related.
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Largo do Farol da Barra, s/n - Barra, Salvador - Bahia, 40140-650, Brazil
08:30 am - 07:00 pm
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 fort is an important landmark as it was the first fort built to protect the city of Salvador. Whether it was the Portuguese, Dutch or Spanish, the fo...
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Solar do Unhao, Salvador, State of Bahia 40,060,060, Brazil
01:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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 beautiful setting it’s surrounded by. Being true to its reputation of being a modern museum, the museum is known for its odd timings and avant-g...
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Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Terreiro de Jesus, Salvador, 40020–210
08:00 am - 05:30 pm
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 Macau and the altars show the different architectural phases in Bahia, made in cedar and thin layers of gold. The main altar is said to have 18 pillars of...
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Largo do Pelourinho s/n, Pelourinho, Salvador, 40026–280
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 is held in high esteem when the topic of slavery and the subsequent freedom comes up. The church is now being acknowledged worldwide for it handiwork ...
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Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40060-240, Brazil
11:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 a mission to preserve religious art, the people at Museu de Arte Sacra have done a fabulous job. The monks’ quarters now hold a vast collection...