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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of Salvador is worth visiting for its cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, churches, restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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All reviews cobblestone streets be careful colorful buildings world heritage police presence michael jackson old colonial lots of shops historic area the main square walk around every corner live music restaurants and bars felt safe brazilian history historical place
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a city within the city of Salvador -the historic centre. It lovely place, great to walk around, with several squares, cathedrals, shops, restaurants/bars and museums. This has colourful colonial buildings and has old world charm

Thank arvind1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More a triangular square than anything else (?!?) but certainly a nice place to spend a few minutes in. There were drummers just up the road when we were there. A few hangers-on to irritate and many small local and thus cheap cafes ion which...More

Thank Mike S
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your visit and always come back to Salvador da Bahia. @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Filled with restaurants, shops, and bars, tourists will enjoy a visit here. Just be aware that the area is quite hilly and not easily navigated by those with ambulatory handicaps

Thank QueenMemphis
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Pelourinho is certainly a very agreeable place to go and visit carefully, paying attention to the architecture of the houses of the colonial time of Brazil. It is a real pleasure to be there and just see everything around.

Thank Alberto S
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hello Sir Alberto, thank you very much for your visit and your positive evaluation. You are always welcome to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 25 September 2018

When in Salvador, Kelo is a must do! Cathedral and church's line the streets and history weeps from the cobblestone streets.

Thank bob b
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Sir, thank you very much for your visit. Come back to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

A fab place to visit. Lots of cultures living side by side and a great history to the place. If you go down to the Elevador Lacerda look out for the registered guides who you can approach. They will give you a 2 hour walking...More

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PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello Sir, thank you for your visit and evaluation. The interesting thing is that you found everything GREAT! Come back to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 19 September 2018

It is really one unique place...a lot of culture activities in one single place..certainly, we will be visit it again...

Thank ivanildo v
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello Ivanildo, we were flattered by your visit and for having found it AMAZING! Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

It is a must see, especially for the colorful houses and the Church of San Francisco. However, there is not much to be enjoyed on the streets. The famous hillsides are not invitations to tourists. All unanimously indicate that tourists stay on busy streets, which...More

1  Thank Karina C
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Hello Karina, thank you for your visit and we inform you that the Historic Center of Salvador offers a lot of culture, arts and entertainment. security is also present. You are always welcome to Salvador, FIRST CAPITAL OF BRAZIL! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Extremely quaint and charming with interesting history. Ignore all the people offering you bracelets or those in costumes who want you to take a photo and will then expect you to give them money! It would be lovely if his area was renovated as it...More

Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Start your tour here to walk through the historic city. You can visit the house of famous a brazilian writer. A lot of nice restaurants with reasonable prices.

Thank Karim M
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Karim, thank you for your stay in Salvador and always come back! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

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Ângela H
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Response from MarceloPadua | Reviewed this property |
Não é muito seguro se for só. Com os guias turísticos a coisa muda. Eu contratei um, e estando com o guia, nem os ambulantes vinham em cima. Porém na nossa frente, em um grupo de 4 turistas, passou um malandro e levou a... More
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Response from HazelEurope | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember which day I went, however there are lots of street entertainers in the main square and musicians also play there. it's a fun place but watch out for pick pockets. have fun.
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Tami D
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
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