Salvador Brazil Travel Blog

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Street Ast, Salvador, Brazil

Street Ast, Salvador, Brazil

If you’re thinking of travelling to Brazil, be sure to check out Salvador Bahia. After spending many months backpacking South America, Salvador was suggested by a local travel expert who assured me I would not be disappointed.

I quickly learned that of the main highlights of Salvador, which should be on any travellers list, is the Pelourinho district. You’ll find it listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it leaves you in complete awe as you walk around gazing at the lush colours painted on the buildings.

The site itself is known as the historical centre and is very popular with many tourists for it’s African culture, history, arts and music. Pelourinho is know as the ultimate place to discover African heritage in Brazil. For me, just walking around the historical centre gave me a sense of the joy as I was greeted with warm smiles.

You’ll also find a good variety of bars and restaurants, with the evening being a hotspot for live music. If you like the idea of getting involved with a groovy upbeat carnival type ambience; this is the place.

Another unique feature is the opportunity to learn from local people. Not to mention, exploring their local artefacts which the people will happily share. If you can, I recommend you get down to Pelourinho on a Tuesday night; you’ll never forget it. You’ll quickly see how the quaint cobblestone streets transform into a lively drum ceremony, and, of course, you are invited to celebrate along with locals and other passersby.

-By Dan, layerculture.com


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