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Address: Porto Seguro, State of Bahia, Brazil

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colorful and alive

You have plently places to go for a meal, a drink or just buy crafts. I recommend you visit both during the day and night, because it's really beautiful to see it in daylight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

You have plently places to go for a meal, a drink or just buy crafts. I recommend you visit both during the day and night, because it's really beautiful to see it in daylight cause all the color around, and during the night with all the lights

Thank Margarita S
Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Quiet during the day, nice to stroll around or sit and people watch, but at night the market and all the bars and restaurants spring into life

Thank Helen189117
State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking St Barths version in Bahia, forget it. But if you look great energy, smiling people, don't mind about small trouble, leave the watch behind, here is da place. Take some spare time to visit great beaches half hour far - unforgettable.

Thank Yon S
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful part of Trancoso. In fact if you come to Trancoso, you pretty much come for this part of the town ( mind you the rest of the town is not well developed with non paved roads and many crumbling houses) and the beaches north of Trancoso. The restaurants and shops all occupy a colorful house... More 

Thank victoriaxyz
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Igreja de São João Batista descoberta pelos jesuítas em 1586. Localizada no quadrado, lugar icônico de Trancoso, hoje palco de diversos casamentos. Tive a sorte de visitar logo após o 2o casamento do fim de semana. São João Batista, a church founded in 1586 by the jesuítas. Its locates at "Quadrado" an iconic place in Trancoso. In the last couple... More 

Thank Dandreazzi
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

An incredible space where the village inhabitants all come together each day. All are welcome, locals and tourists alike.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

One off the best places I have ever visited!! From the outside the houses look modest but colourfull..the inside is breathtaking and tastefull. People speak mainly Portugese but they are willing to help you. I hope this was not my last time here!!

Thank Humberto T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The Quadrado is the center point for activity. It's quaint and interesting with plenty of little boutique shops to visit & restaurants to check out. We were there during the month of May which is the slow season in Brasil. Many of the shops & restaurants opened later in the afternoon and evening so be sure to keep that in... More 

Thank NoMadsen_
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The Quadrado is the square at the heart of the historic centre of Trancoso. The energy you feel when you are there is indescribable. We were told by the manager at our hostel that years ago, this was where chamans from all the tribes in the area would get together for festivities and rituals and that their energy still remains... More 

Thank Angie D
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

a must to watch the moon rise. Enjoy the sites as you walk around the quadrado waiting for the sun set or moon rise.Enjoy one of the many restaurants

Thank RJB1955

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