Salvador, Brazil

Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia is the largest city in the Northeast region and fourth largest city in the country after Sau Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Salvador is also known as Sao Salvador, Salvador de Bahia and Salvador da Bahia.

Major attractions:

Salvador has to be on your list of must-see-destinations. It captivates travelers of all stripes from carnival-goers to the culturally curious.

  • Largo do Pelourinho

Largo do Pelourinho is Salvador’s restored Colonial Square and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

  • Museo-Afro-Brasileiros

     Museo-Afro-Brasilerios is an Afro-Brazilian museum. The Museum showcases artifacts which sheds light on Brazil’s African roots.

  • Bale Folclorico da Bahia

Bale Folclorico da Bahia’s is Brazil’s world renowned folkloric dance company performing traditional Bahian dances.

  • Sao Francisco Church and Convent

Although there are 365 Catholic Churches in Salvador, the most prominent is the San Francisco Church and Convent. Its ornate interior is coated with gold leaf.

  • Pierre Verger gallery

Stop by the Pierre Verger gallery in the Pierre Verger Foundation to admire the culture and beauty of Salvador.

Hotels in Salvador

  • Fera Palace Hotel- The hotel is located near Sao Francisco church. It is a luxury hotel with outdoor pool.
  • Sotero Hotel- It features a roof top pool with sea views, a gym, sauna and bar with free Wi-Fi.
  • Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho-  It is located on the sea front with amazing sea views.

Restaurants in Salvador

The cuisine in Salvador is typified by local produce and traditional spices. Here is a list of cultural restaurants in Salvador.

  • Donana- It is a place where you can find authentic Bahian cuisine with special seasoning.
  • Mistura- It is built on a beach hut by Italian Paolo Alphonsie and poet Andrea Rebero.
  • Soho Restaurante- The restaurant offers remarkable details like pier by the sea and great comfort and legance.

Famous foods of Salvador

  • Pupusas: Salvodarian National dish. Hand-made tortillas with various stuffing’s
  • Sopa de Pata: A popular soup
  • Tamales: Corn dough pockets with various fillings
  • Pasteles: Fried dough patties

Salvador Travel info

One of Brazil’s main airports is situated here. You can also board the buses which are timely scheduled from all over the country. You can also go by metro, train or hire a cab.