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Pelourinho

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Address: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of...

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.

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US$62.50*
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City Tour of Salvador
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US$62.50*
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Pelourinho Tour by Night
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US$86.00*
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Salvador da Bahia Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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Architecture. Art. Music. Food. Great views. History. Local flavor. Heritage. Its all here. Dont miss it. We (three kids included) felt very safe and welcome.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Architecture. Art. Music. Food. Great views. History. Local flavor. Heritage. Its all here. Dont miss it. We (three kids included) felt very safe and welcome.

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Brampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so nice and had so much culture. It's also pretty cool that it still looks the way it did when Michael Jackson shot his They Don't Care About Us video in the early 90s.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pelourinho has the largest collection of 16th and 17th Century buildings in the Americas. It's a beautiful part of Salvador with a sad history. I have mixed feelings when I walk through the Pelourinho. I love the old churches and buildings, the cobblestone streets, and the music, dancing and drumbeats that pop up at any moment of the day... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I as expecting more from UNESCO site. It's kind of agressive and looks like a market. All churches are paid ones. Bizzare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see for the city, is the center of the old city, "cidade alta" in Salvador. Is also a good choice as a place to stay in the city. Has life all day long, in the morning as in the night. You will appreciate during the day the brilliant colors, the sound of percussions in largo do Pelourinho, the artists... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is like what Southern Greece is now. The area is a blast from the past and very historic sort of like a poor mans New Orleans pre hurricane Katrina. The place is rife with pickpockets and people who could care less about what they do to you to get what you have. Go when it is busy but... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salvador is my favorite city in Brazil. Pelourinho is a must see . Plenty of music, history , capoeira and good food.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very glad to check that the borough had been completely restored. Its magnificent houses are now in perfect state. I must also add that I had for the first time a good sensation of security, as I wandered its slopes. There were many policement around.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

When in Pelourinho be very vigilant. 3 of my colleagues were robbed/pick pocketed here. Avoid dense crowds and walking alone at night. Also walk carefully, the streets are uneven and the cobblestone is a nightmare. Dont walk around in havaianas or heels!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Pelourighno has tipical colonial architecture. You can fall in love with the coloful building there but be careful - it is common place to get robber froyour phone or camera. Better keep them in your pants. Find a first school of capoeira over there, sometimes they give a show :)

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