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Centro Historico

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Address: Acesso pela Estrada do Aeroporto ate o Trevo do Cabral, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia, Brazil
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About first urban portuguese colonial people... You can understand all history about first coming to brasil. Nauticos... About cabral .. Wars between indios and nauticos. You can... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
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Bandirma, Turkey
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Bandirma, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

About first urban portuguese colonial people... You can understand all history about first coming to brasil. Nauticos... About cabral .. Wars between indios and nauticos. You can see all timeline... I like it... You have to see museum also.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Expensive food and a lot of Argentinians in mobs looking for drugs, period. I was really really really happy at this specific day so that didn't concerned me at all. Wouldn't go back. I was told that this weird situation is actually frequent. So... No.

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Thank Arthur P
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

I found the history of the arrival of Portuguese interesting and wandering the grounds of the first settlement. Plenty of photo opportunities and local artifacts to buy at reasonable prices..

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Thank dcs774
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I went there in 2014 with two friends.It was cloudy and a little bit rainy day.Even with this weather we had a lot of fun and we knew a bit from the History of Bahia. If you have an oportunity,go there!

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Thank Sany D
Erechim, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

It's a very beautiful place. There are some houses built around 1530, three churches, and a delightful view of some Porto Seguro's beaches. It's recommended to accept the help of a guide, that charges by around BRL 30 to tell you all the things, even take photos of you. There you could buy pau-brasil's seeds. I think this is an... More 

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Thank Douglas L
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

While not nearly as interesting as the centro historic of Salvador, this small hilltop settlement is worth visiting. The view is wonderful. The houses charming.

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Thank Gregory C
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Small impression of the history of Porto Seguro. Not very impressive but it was fun. Nice to do when u are in Porto Seguro.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

The old city of Porto Seguro has a lot of history. You will see the first Church in our wonderful town which was built over 500 years ago. The view from this mountain top location overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Porto Seguro. Visit our local shops. Enjoy the Tours and observe the locals make Chocolate from Cacau.

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Thank Lester C
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This a place that people visit with emotion as it is where Brazil was discovered (Praia de Cabraial) but the place by itself is not very attractive. There are some building from the colonial times but not a lot to visitt

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Thank Christian et C... M
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

We spent 1-1.5 hours wandering the old town, beautiful old buildings and great photo ops everywhere. Cute little shops to visit, prices were the same as in the shopping area. Had to pay to use a toilet so be aware of that. A little tricky to get a taxi from old town when you want to leave so ask for... More 

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