Salvador, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, is known for its Portuguese colonial architecture, Afro-Brazilian culture and a tropical coastline. The Pelourinho neighborhood is its historic heart, with cobblestone alleys opening onto large squares, colorful buildings and baroque churches such as São Francisco, featuring gilt woodwork.
Salvador in Bahia State is very different to the southern parts like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. The famous lifts are the landmark feature of Salvador. It's worth the trip up north.
The mysterious and vibrant state of Bahia in northern Brazil has always attracted many visitors to explore and visit. The world cultural heritage city of Salvador is the most unique and magical city.
El Salvador was the capital of Brazil from 1549 to 1763. The city retains a strong Bahia culture and has a Portuguese Catholic church that displays the rich Portuguese architectural art.
There are also African cultures and indigenous colors that have been passed down from West African slaves. El Salvador is the most African city in Africa. It is deeply influenced by African religious music and dance. Because it is the city with the largest number of black people outside Africa in the world, it has a nickname Black Rome.
In addition to the profound cultural heritage, there are many charming beaches in the area, and the coconut groves are everywhere. It is also a popular holiday destination for Brazilians.