Sights & Attractions in Salvador and the Bahia Coast


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Name Category Location
Catedral Basílica
Recognized as one of the richest examples of...
Religious Sites Salvador
Elevador Lacerda
For a few centavos, ascend 236 feet in about a...
Transportation Sites 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
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
Largo do Pelourinho
Once the "whipping post" for runaway for slaves,...
Squares 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 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
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 Itapuã
Frequented by the artists who live in the...
Beaches Salvador
Praia Stella Maris
One of the northermost beaches in the Salvador...
Beaches Salvador
Terreiro de Jesus
This wide plaza lined with 17th-century houses...
Squares Salvador


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