Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and is located in Zona da Mata, in the Northeast of Brazil. It was the first capital of Brazil, having been founded in 1549 by the first governor general of Brazil, Tomé de Souza. Be sure to rent a car with Referência and visit this beautiful city which is the third largest city in Brazil, which is notable throughout the country for its beaches, carnival, as well as for its music, architecture, gastronomy and miscegenation between Portuguese, indigenous and African cultures.

Worth visiting the Pillory, in the upper city, which has Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments from the 17th century to the early 20th century, and was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1985 . To climb the Pelourinho, there is the Lacerda's elevator which was the first urban elevator in the world, which opened in 1873, and its function is public transport between Cairu Square in the Lower City and Tomé de Sousa Square in the Upper City.

Pillory - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Near Pelourinho, in the lower city, there is the sea and the Model market - Popular marketplace with over 250 stores featuring a variety of art, crafts, souvenirs and restaurants.

Another point worth visiting is the Barra Lighthouse or Santo Antonio Lighthouse, which is located at present Ponta de Santo Antônio, on the coast of Bahia State. The tower is of 1839, with 22 meters high, having been painted with black and white bands. The lighthouse was built inside the Santo Antônio da Barra Fort. The Nautical Museum is located at Farol da Barra, as well as Barra Beach, which is one of the most famous and busiest in Salvador.

Among the main churches located in Salvador, there is the São Francisco Church and Convent - Built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and considered a relevant work of expression of the Brazilian Baroque. They were overturned by Iphan, classified as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World, and are part of Historic Center of Salvador, which today is Heritage.

The most famous of all churches is the Church of Our Lord of Bonfim - It is a Catholic temple, located on the Sacred Hill, in the Itapagipe Peninsula, in Salvador. This is where Bonfim's famous ribbons are distributed. Another point worth visiting is the Mont Serrat Church, which overlooks All Saints Bay and Salvador.

Our Lord of the Bonfim of Bahia church - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and it is located in Zona da Mata, in the Northeast Region of Brazil. It was the first capital of Brazil, having been founded in 1549 by the first general governor of Brazil, Tomé de Souza.

Do not forget to rent a car with Referência and visit this beautiful city which is the third largest city in Brazil, which is notable throughout the country for its beaches, carnival, as well as for its music, architecture, gastronomy and mix Portuguese, indigenous and African cultures.

It is worth to visit Pillory, in the upper city, which has a Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in 1985. In order to climb to Pillory, there is the Lacerda Elevator which was the first urban elevator in the world; it was inaugurated in 1873, and serves as a public transport between Cairu Square in the Lower City, and the Tome de Sousa Square in the Upper Town.

Close to Pillory, in the Lower City, there is the Sea and Model Market - popular market with more than 250 shops with a variety of art, craft, souvenirs and restaurants. Another point worth visiting is the Barra Lighthouse or Santo Antonio Lighthouse which is located in the current Ponta de Santo Antonio, on the coast of the State of Bahia. The tower is of 1839, with 22 meters of height, having been painted with black and white bands. The lighthouse was built inside the Fort of Santo Antonio da Barra. The Nautical Museum is located in the Barra Lighthouse, as well as Barra Beach, which is one of the most famous and popular in Salvador. Among the main churches located in Salvador, there is the San Francisco Church and Convent (“San Francisco Church and Convent”) - built between the 17th and 18th centuries and considered a relevant work of expression of the Brazilian Baroque. They were listed by Iphan, classified as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World, and are part of the Historic Center of Salvador, which today is a World Heritage Site. The most famous of all the churches is the Church of Our Lord of Bonfim (“Church of Our Lord of Bonfim”) - it is a catholic temple, located in the Sacred Hill, in the peninsula of Itapagipe, in Salvador. This is where the famous bonfim ribbons are distributed. Another point worthy of your visit is the Church of Mont Serrat, which overlooks All Saints Bay and Salvador. I hope you have enjoyed our tips.

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