Sights & Attractions in Salvador and the Bahia Coast

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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
 
Guarajuba
With palm trees and calm waters banked by a reef,...
Beaches North Coast Beaches
 
Igatú
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
 
Torrinha
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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