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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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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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All reviews cobblestone streets be careful colorful buildings world heritage police presence michael jackson old colonial lots of shops historic area the main square walk around every corner live music restaurants and bars historical place felt safe brazilian history
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Reviewed yesterday

Filled with restaurants, shops, and bars, tourists will enjoy a visit here. Just be aware that the area is quite hilly and not easily navigated by those with ambulatory handicaps

Thank QueenMemphis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pelourinho is certainly a very agreeable place to go and visit carefully, paying attention to the architecture of the houses of the colonial time of Brazil. It is a real pleasure to be there and just see everything around.

Thank Alberto S
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sir Alberto, thank you very much for your visit and your positive evaluation. You are always welcome to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Salvador, Kelo is a must do! Cathedral and church's line the streets and history weeps from the cobblestone streets.

Thank bob b
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sir, thank you very much for your visit. Come back to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fab place to visit. Lots of cultures living side by side and a great history to the place. If you go down to the Elevador Lacerda look out for the registered guides who you can approach. They will give you a 2 hour walking...More

4  Thank Chief_Scone_Baker
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sir, thank you for your visit and evaluation. The interesting thing is that you found everything GREAT! Come back to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really one unique place...a lot of culture activities in one single place..certainly, we will be visit it again...

Thank ivanildo v
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ivanildo, we were flattered by your visit and for having found it AMAZING! Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must see, especially for the colorful houses and the Church of San Francisco. However, there is not much to be enjoyed on the streets. The famous hillsides are not invitations to tourists. All unanimously indicate that tourists stay on busy streets, which...More

1  Thank Karina C
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Karina, thank you for your visit and we inform you that the Historic Center of Salvador offers a lot of culture, arts and entertainment. security is also present. You are always welcome to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Extremely quaint and charming with interesting history. Ignore all the people offering you bracelets or those in costumes who want you to take a photo and will then expect you to give them money! It would be lovely if his area was renovated as it...More

Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Start your tour here to walk through the historic city. You can visit the house of famous a brazilian writer. A lot of nice restaurants with reasonable prices.

Thank Karim M
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Karim, thank you for your stay in Salvador and always come back! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 30 August 2018

All the History behind these houses are rich, all their social movement are worthy. But you can't walk 2 steps without having someone touching you, asking for money or "giving" you a "gift" that you have to pay for it later. Don't take cell phones,...More

Thank Fernandosouzafilho
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello Fernando Souza, The Pelourinho offers many options of culture and leisure, with many churches and interesting museums, also the public agencies have been working with much intesity to improve the service in the Old Center. Come back to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitalvadordabahia...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Walking the streets of Pelourinho take you back to an ancient and historic time. The air and energy is different. It's always good to take a step back in order to move forward.

Thank Oseye M
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hello, how nice that you chose as destination the City of Salvador, the first capital of Brazil and Pelourinho portrays part of our history! Welcome to Salvador! Follow Salvador: @visitsalvadordabahia                           #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador.

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Ângela H
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
28 March 2017|
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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
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
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