A neoclassic beauty constructed on the site of Brazil's first government building, dating back to 1549, the Palace reopened in 2010 after an extensive, two-year restoration. Today it stands as a cultural center, housing Salvador's Chamber of Commerce, the Cultural Foundation of the State of Bahia, and the state tourist office. On the first floor there's a small memorial mueseum depicting the last two centuries of local history. Stop by for one of the guided visits around the Palacio's elaborate chambers, led by local graduates. Get a great view of Cidade Baixa and the bay from the east balcony.
Pça. Tomé de Sousa, Salvador, 40020–010, Brazil