On a visit to Salvador you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Salvador. These places are what Salvador is all about. These must see places in Salvador will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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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Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Pelourinho, Salvador, 40025–010
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 trade to the skills and trades and how it was weaved into Brazil’s culture is all depicted through over 1000 artifacts. There’s a large s...
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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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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 still stand, along with an array of magnificent churches. Though it might look like a complete touristy place, the Pelourinho is the hub of many-a-loca...
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Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
05:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 settlement using ropes and pulleys, it was ‘electrified’ in the 20th century. When you’re riding the elevator, be sure to notice the arches o...
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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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Avenida Presidente Dutra, 1985 - Centro - Feira de Santana - BA, Brazil
01:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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 18th century, these building were used as a storage facility for sugar when the shipment was traveling long distances. One such warehouse is not rechris...
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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...