Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia Attractions

Praia do Forte

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Praia do Forte is an area of spectacular biodiversity less than two hours by bus from Salvador.  Like many beach towns in Brazil, Praia do Forte was once a small fishing village that ...  Read more

Morro de Sao Paulo

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Bahia not relaxed enough for you? Then try Morro de Sao Paulo, the ultimate island getaway. The complete opposite to its big city namesake Sao Paulo, Morro (as it's better known to the locals) is ...  Read more

Itaparica Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

This tropical island, which once played host to the Sul America Tennis Open, is home to some 40 kilometers of white sandy beaches, thick green forests and stunning ocean views. Travelers used to the ...  Read more

Barra Lighthouse

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perched proudly at the end of the Barra peninsula and housed inside an ancient Portuguese fort, Barra Lighthouse (Farol da Barra) is a prime spot to view the spectacular sunsets and views across ...  Read more

Pelourinho

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Pelourinho is Salvador’s original colonial center and was Brazil's first slave market. Its name is derived from the post or pillory that African slaves were tethered to and whipped by their ...  Read more

Mercado Modelo

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mercado Modelo is a lively place stocked full of arts, crafts and touristy trinkets. Located across the street from the restored art deco elevador lacerda (elevator) in a replica of the city’s ...  Read more

Cidade Alta

Cidade Alta (Upper City) contains Salvador’s largest concentration of sights. Perched on an escarpment and affording great views over the bay (Todos os Santos), it is here where you’ll find ...  Read more

Dique do Tororó (Tororo Dam)

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In a city that’s filled with crowds of people, bustling commercial districts and an energy that can be described as nothing short of kinetic, the quiet out-of-the-way sidewalks of Dique do Tororo ...  Read more

Forte de Monte Serrat

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Built in the late 1500s, Forte de Monte Serrat was once known as Castelo de Sao Felipe and today still serves as one of the most iconic military structures in all of Brazil. Its traditional ...  Read more

Lacerda Elevator

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This incredible Salvador city highlight has been beautifully restored to its original art deco wonder and as a result, has become a destination for travelers to this Brazilian town. Lacerda Elevator ...  Read more

Mangue Seco

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This tropical paradise ranks high among the most popular destinations in and around Salvador. Located in the traditional fishing village of Jandaira, the sandy shores of this rural spot became famous ...  Read more

Museu Afro-Brasileiro

The Museo Afro-Brasileiro is one of the few museums of its type in Brazil exclusively dedicated to African cultural heritage and its influence on contemporary Brazilian culture. The museum’s ...  Read more

Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church

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When the Portuguese Navy captain Theodozio Rodrigues de Faria and his crew survived a brutal storm at sea, the international explorer vowed to honor the saint who saved his life once he arrived on ...  Read more

Sao Francisco Church and Convent

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Travelers who approach the relatively plain exterior of Francisco Church and Convent will be amazed by the ornate artwork, fine details and gilded ceilings upon entering this iconic colonial ...  Read more

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