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Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Palácio Rio Branco

  • Pça. Tomé de Sousa
  • Pelourinho
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Updated 06/24/2013

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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.

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Pça. Tomé de Sousa, Salvador, 40020–010, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Fri. 10–6, Sat.–Sun. 9–1

Updated 06/24/2013


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