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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of Salvador is worth visiting for its cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, churches, restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent several days here just wandering the streets. It's well patrolled and relatively safe (for Salvador). Music everywhere starting in the late afternoon, with troops of drummers marching the streets in the evening. Good place to slow down and relax.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MatthewL3518
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went couple of time to visit the Pelourinho and I would be back couple of more. It is an amazing place full of culture and good energy where you can easily spend your day visit ea street there. The Olodum Experience is another amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank fabianod612
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pelourinho - is a mixture of many things. We walked around the area on numerous days and found the following. It is an old section in with cobbled streets that can be a challenge for anybody that has a physical challenge. There are numerous shops...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boereklong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Largo do Pelourinho , is just a wonderful historic such lovely place where the white and the black turnes one only colour where the language become very easy with the hands up and down in a strong and so in a smooth way of communication....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank amazongerotours1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every minute here, just roaming the place under the scorching sun and drinking coco gelado. Pelo is a "human" place, it connects with you in a magical way. Sadness and joy and everything that makes us humans are beautifully blended in the atmosphere. It´s...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Riagranado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is highly historical and beautiful! This neighborhood is where all the blogs, guides, and tips say to stay at while you are in Salvador. It is the safest area according to these people. We stayed very close by- meaning a 2 minute walk-...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jd3sai
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello sir! Thank you very much for your visit and also your comments! You are always welcome to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pelourinho is beautiful and the heart of Salvador. I loved the historic buildings, churches and especially all the street musicians and drummers constantly reminding you where you are. Armed police everywhere , so felt completely safeMore

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sinderella3
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Proprietário at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello ! Thank you for rating, reviewing and visiting the Historic Center. We are working to make it even more attractive. With investment in public security, inspection, infrastructure and services. Thanks again for the remark, we are waiting for you here .. City Hall of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where people were sold as slaves auctions. It’s on a large incline which allowed prospective buyers to see the goods. Now it’s the heart of the old part of the city. Near museums and churches. Worth a look see to say...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 40nancym
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Proprietário at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks for the rating, comment and the visit to the Historic Center, we are working to make it even more attractive. With investment in public safety, inspection, infrastructure and services. Thanks again for the note, we are waiting for you here .. City Hall...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Pelourinho is the best place to visit and feel Bahia´s culture. Lot´s of attraction, churches, music and food. You can also see beautiful view of Todos os Santos Baía (All Saints Bay). I felt safe cause lots of policies all around. Temperature in Salvador is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 550renatad
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hello sir! we were flattered by your visit and also your positive evaluation of our Old Center and attractions. Welcome to Salvador da Bahia, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you go to Salvador, you can not miss the Pelourinho. In fact, I preferred to stay in a hostel in Pelourinho, to be able to go from there to visit nearby places. In this place, you can feels an inexplicable magic, a square surrounded...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Journey395227
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hello sir! Thank you for your visit and positive evaluation. always welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

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834_ngelah
12 November 2017|
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Response from MarceloPadua | Reviewed this property |
Não é muito seguro se for só. Com os guias turísticos a coisa muda. Eu contratei um, e estando com o guia, nem os ambulantes vinham em cima. Porém na nossa frente, em um grupo de 4 turistas, passou um malandro e levou a... More
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LJHBF
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Response from HazelEurope | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember which day I went, however there are lots of street entertainers in the main square and musicians also play there. it's a fun place but watch out for pick pockets. have fun.
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Tami D
20 January 2015|
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
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