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Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Terreiro de Jesus

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Updated 06/24/2013

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This wide plaza lined with 17th-century houses sits in the heart of historic Salvador. Where nobles once strolled under imperial palm trees, there's a crafts fair on weekends. In the afternoons, a group of locals practice capoeira—a stylized dancelike fight with African origins—to the sound of the berimbau, a bow-shape musical instrument.

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Intersection of Rua das Laranjeiras and Rua João de Deus, Salvador, 40026–010, Brazil

Updated 06/24/2013


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