Sights & Attractions in Salvador and the Bahia Coast


Sights & Attractions Salvador and the Bahia Coast

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Barra do Jacuípe
A river runs down to the ocean at this long,...
Beaches North Coast Beaches
Cachoeira da Fumaça
One of the most popular hikes in the national...
Bodies of Water Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina
Catedral Basílica
Recognized as one of the richest examples of...
Religious Sites Salvador
Centro Cultural Dannemann
Cross over the rustic wooden bridge to the small...
Arts / Performance Venues Cachoeira
Elevador Lacerda
For a few centavos, ascend 236 feet in about a...
Transportation Sites Salvador
Feira de São Joaquim
A visit to this all-encompassing daily market,...
Markets / Bazaars Salvador
Forte de Santo Antonio Além do Carmo
While this fort set at the end of Rua Direita de...
Educational Institutions Salvador
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
A symbol of Salvador, St. Anthony's Fort has...
Military Sites, Nautical Sites Salvador
Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado
This colonial mansion set on the Pelourinho...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
Fundação Pierre Verger Gallery
At this gallery dedicated to the works of...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
With palm trees and calm waters banked by a reef,...
Beaches North Coast Beaches
A steep 6-km (4-mile) cobblestone road connects...
Ghost Town Lencois
Igreja da Ordem de Terceiro do Carmo
This gilded baroque splendour from 1702 rivals...
Houses / Mansions Cachoeira
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos
Built by and for slaves between 1704 and 1796,...
Religious Sites Salvador
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Set atop a hill as the Itapagibe Peninsula...
Religious Sites Salvador
Igreja de São Francisco
One of the most impressive churches in Salvador,...
Religious Sites Salvador
Igreja São Domingos de Gusmão da Ordem Terceira
The baroque Church of the Third Order of St....
Religious Sites Salvador
Ilha de Itaparica
The largest of 56 islands in the Baía de...
Islands Salvador
Lapa Doce
A 30-minute hike takes you down to the mouth of...
Cave Lencois
Largo do Pelourinho
Once the "whipping post" for runaway for slaves,...
Squares Salvador
MAM (Museum of Modern Art)
When Italian-Brazilian modernist architect...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
Mercado Modelo
Set on the bay in Cidade Baixa, this crafts...
Markets / Bazaars Salvador
Museu Afro-Brasileiro
Next to the Catedral Basílica, this palatial...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
Museu Carlos Costa Pinto
A collection of more than 3,000 objects collected...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
Museu da Irmandade da Boa Morte
This small museum located inside the...
Museums / Galleries Cachoeira
Museu de Arte Sacra
Housed in a former Carmelite monastery, the...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
Palácio Rio Branco
A neoclassic beauty constructed on the site of...
Squares Salvador
Papa Gente
Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear (and safe)...
Bodies of Water Praia do Forte
Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina
Established in 1985, the 1,520-square-km...
Parks Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina
Porto da Barra
This popular beach in Barra draws a wide...
Beaches Salvador
Praia Corsário
One of the nicest beaches along Avenida...
Beaches Salvador
Praia do Flamengo
Clean sand, simple kiosks, and a beautiful view...
Beaches Salvador
Praia Itapuã
Frequented by the artists who live in the...
Beaches Salvador
Praia Stella Maris
One of the northermost beaches in the Salvador...
Beaches Salvador
Projeto Tamar
The headquarters of this nationwide turtle...
Nature Preserves Praia do Forte
Reserva de Sapiranga
If you have a couple of days to visit Praia do...
Nature Preserves, Parks Praia do Forte
Rio Serrano
One of the region's most popular hiking trails...
Bodies of Water Lencois
Terreiro de Jesus
This wide plaza lined with 17th-century houses...
Squares Salvador
The cave's name, which means "Little Tower,"...
Cave Lencois
Vale do Pati
One of the country's most scenic treks, this...
Mountains Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina
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