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Travel to Salvador

A city that has every tourist catch up to its electrifying atmosphere from the time of his/her arrival, Salvador, the capital of Bahia state in Brazil is believed to be one of the main origins of Brazilian culture. When you travel to Salvador, a vibrant musical scene, the fascinating Old Town (a World Heritage Site) and the popular Carnival celebrations grip you with the pulsating party fever of the city. Founded in 1549, the year marked by the settlement of the nation by the Portuguese, Salvador is a place of the laidback and the lackadaisical; and the siesta and music lovers.

Salvador attractions:
Set between green tropical hills and expansive sandy beaches alongside the bay of Todos os Santos, Salvador offers a whole lot of tourist attractions to make your Salvador tours complete. You have a lot to do and see while at Salvador and some of them are as follows:

Praça da Sé and the Terreiro de Jesus
The two large plazas, Praça da Sé and the Terreiro de Jesus located in the middle of the Cidade Alta are connected at the turn by the cathedral. The latter is possibly the most happening part of the town, with food stalls and hawkers keeping you busy all through the day while revelers have you dance to your feet in the evenings.

Museu Afro-Brasileiro or Afro-Brazilian Museum
Home to various exclusive display items pertaining to the cultural connections with Africa, this museum is situated on the Terreiro de Jesus. Well-known amongst these are the sacred practices like candomblé, brought to Brazil through the slave trade.

Located on the region to the north of the Terreiro de Jesus and declared a world cultural monument by UNESCO, stands the Pelourinho - the premium ensemble of 17th and 18th century colonial structures in Latin America.
Mercado Modelo
If you are a shopping freak, you can take time to visit this place in the lower town and pick up artifacts and souvenirs. Performances of capoeira, the famous local martial arts dance by young men can be enjoyed at the adjoining square

Other tourist attractions at Salvador include:
  • Porto da Barra
  • Itaparica
  • Jorge Armado Museum

    Salvador hotels
    Offering a wide range of hotels at various prices and providing various services, a travel to Salvador is easy and comfortable to the core. The Salvador hotels are mainly located around the Jaguaribe Beach and also along quite a few other beaches on the Atlantic coast. The luxury hotels here today offer facilities like swimming pools, work out centers, spas, shopping zones, multi cuisine restaurants and well stocked bars. Even the budget hotels provide top hygiene and come with all the basic amenities

    Reaching Salvador
    Of Salvador airports, the Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport is considered to be one of the country’s chief airports. All of the prime Brazilian airlines have flights plying to Salvador. The city is also well connected to the main cities of the United States, Europe and South America