Salvador Holiday Travel Information

Brazil
Known as the birthplace of Brazilian culture, Salvador today is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Divided by a 100-meter-high cliff, this sprawling city is made up of two parts: Cidade Alta, up on the cliff, and Cidade Baixa on the bay. Tourists flock to the coastal districts …

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Things to see and do in Salvador

Fabiana C | Trip by SkyscannerPelourinho
Pelourinho
Tadeo Gomez Coll | Trip by SkyscannerHistoric Centre of Salvador de Bahia
Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
Tadeo Gomez Coll | Trip by SkyscannerElevador Lacerda
Elevador Lacerda
Leonardo Stanziola | Trip by SkyscannerBaía de Todos os Santos
Baía de Todos os Santos
Nicholas Marcolan | Trip by SkyscannerFlamengo Beach
Flamengo Beach
Tadeo Gomez Coll | Trip by SkyscannerFarol da Barra
Farol da Barra
sandrapeu | Trip by SkyscannerMAM Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM)
MAM Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM)
Dana Gulli | Trip by SkyscannerPraia do Porto da Barra
Praia do Porto da Barra
Tom Gouveia | Trip by SkyscannerForte de Monte Serrat
Forte de Monte Serrat
catarina.saude | FlickrPraia de Itapuã
Praia de Itapuã

Reviews of Salvador

Luiz Costa
Luiz Costa
30/03/2019

Lived in Salvador for 18 years. I can confirm the best getaways are one or two hours from the city. Praia do Forte, Morro de São Paulo, Barra Grande, Vale do Capão... If you are either backpacking or looking for a luxury stay, the paradise beaches and sheer beauty of the nature there will surprise you. Most of the population don’t have much, but they manage to be happier than first world countries I’ve been to.

Sabrina Gonçalves
Sabrina GonçalvesLos Angeles
07/06/2015

If you go to Salvador stay near the beach Porto da Barra, has bars, shopping, bar lighthouse beach, with many inns and hotels, taking the Salvador Bus you can visit the historic city and other tourist spots.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford
06/04/2015

Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil and is commonly called Salvador de Bahia. Since it was the center of the slave trade it is the the Afro center of Brazil. It has great architecture and produces the world's largest carnival.

Carl Koytzan
Carl KoytzanRenton
16/04/2013

This is a beautiful city from a rustic point of view. When you enter the city as I did from the port, you will see a round building that is now used for merchants. This was the building used to store slaves before they were sold right out in front of this buiilding

Nearby destinations

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