Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia in Brazil and it is one of the most exciting, charming, vibrant and friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1549, Salvador was once a central hub of slave trade. The legacy of those days can still be seen to this day as the population of Salvador is largely black and it is home to a culture that in many ways outshines the cultures from rest of the country. Today, Salvador is a major tourist destination boasting a charming Old Town, a vibrant musical scene, historic sites, 16th and 17th century structures, magnificent architecture, pristine beaches, interesting museums, elegant galleries, educational institutions, exciting festivals and delicate handicrafts that are a major part of the heart and soul of the city.
One of the best ways to get an idea of the true essence of the city is to indulge in some of the best tours in Salvador, which include architectural sites like Largo do Pelourinho, a small triangular plaza; Mercado Modelo, the city's main market; Praca Municipal, the city square and religious institutions like Convento de Igreja de Sao Francisco, a church that was built between 1708-1723 and Igreja do Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, a small church that is most popular pilgrimage sites in all of Brazil.
Some of the top Salvador tours include tours to the numerous museums in the city like Museu da Cidade and the Museu de Arte Moderna; beaches like Praia Porto da Barra and recreational spaces like Abaete Park. Experience the vibrant carnival of Salvador, shop at some of the most colorful markets and shopping districts or get the taste of the local authentic cuisine, in Salvador the opportunities are endless.