Sights & Attractions in Salvador and the Bahia Coast

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Things to Do in Salvador

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Catedral Basílica
Recognized as one of the richest examples of baroque architecture...
Religious Sites Salvador
 
Elevador Lacerda
For a few centavos, ascend 236 feet in about a minute in the...
Transportation Sites Salvador
 
Feira de São Joaquim
A visit to this all-encompassing daily market, the largest in...
Markets / Bazaars Salvador
 
Forte de Santo Antonio Além do Carmo
While this fort set at the end of Rua Direita de Santo Antonio...
Educational Institutions Salvador
 
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
A symbol of Salvador, St. Anthony's Fort has stood guard over...
Military Sites, Nautical Sites Salvador
 
Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado
This colonial mansion set on the Pelourinho provides a window...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Fundação Pierre Verger Gallery
At this gallery dedicated to the works of renowned French photographer...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos
Built by and for slaves between 1704 and 1796, the Church of...
Religious Sites Salvador
 
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Set atop a hill as the Itapagibe Peninsula extends into the bay...
Religious Sites Salvador
 
Igreja de São Francisco
One of the most impressive churches in Salvador, the Church of...
Religious Sites Salvador
 
Igreja São Domingos de Gusmão da Ordem Terceira
The baroque Church of the Third Order of St. Dominic (1731) houses...
Religious Sites Salvador
 
Ilha de Itaparica
The largest of 56 islands in the Baía de Todos os Santos, Itaparica...
Islands Salvador
 
Largo do Pelourinho
Once the "whipping post" for runaway for slaves, this square...
Squares Salvador
 
MAM (Museum of Modern Art)
When Italian-Brazilian modernist architect Lina do Bardi set...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Mercado Modelo
Set on the bay in Cidade Baixa, this crafts market was once the...
Markets / Bazaars Salvador
 
Museu Afro-Brasileiro
Next to the Catedral Basílica, this palatial pink building has...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Museu Carlos Costa Pinto
A collection of more than 3,000 objects collected from around...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Museu de Arte Sacra
Housed in a former Carmelite monastery, the museum and the adjoining...
Museums / Galleries Salvador
 
Palácio Rio Branco
A neoclassic beauty constructed on the site of Brazil's first...
Squares Salvador
 
Porto da Barra
This popular beach in Barra draws a wide variety of sun-seekers...
Beaches Salvador
 
Praia Corsário
One of the nicest beaches along Avenida Oceánica is Praia Corsário...
Beaches Salvador
 
Praia do Flamengo
Clean sand, simple kiosks, and a beautiful view make this long...
Beaches Salvador
 
Praia Itapuã
Frequented by the artists who live in the neighborhood, the Itapuã...
Beaches Salvador
 
Praia Stella Maris
One of the northermost beaches in the Salvador municipality...
Beaches Salvador
 
Terreiro de Jesus
This wide plaza lined with 17th-century houses sits in the heart...
Squares Salvador
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