Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
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Approximately 4 Hours
Discover the many faces of Salvador da Bahia with a glimpse of the city’s intriguing cultural mix of African and European heritage. See the historic district as well as the modern part of Salvador.
Transfer by coach directly to the Farol da Barra -- one of the most famous lighthouses in Brazil. You will view it from the coach before heading to the Pelourinho District -- Salvador's Old Town. Leave the coach at the Municipal Square, where you can see Lacerda’s Elevator, linking the upper and lower city, and take in the view of All Saints Bay.
Walk to Terreiro de Jesus Square and visit the Baroque Cathedral -- once the chapel of the largest Jesuit seminary outside of Rome. Its plain exterior masks one of the most beautiful churches in the city. The stunning interior includes a paneled ceiling of carved and gilded wood, which gives the church a light, airy feel. In sharp contrast, the overwrought Rococo altar and elaborate side chapels have made this church one of the major attractions of Salvador.
Continue on foot to the Largo do Pelourinho -- a colonial square and pillory where slaves and prisoners were once punished in full view of the gentry. Stroll through Pelourinho’s narrow, cobblestone streets, lined with old buildings that now house art galleries and jewelry and souvenir shops.
You'll also visit São Francisco Church, whose opulent interior features cedar woodcarvings covered in gold leaf. The carvings took 28 years to complete. Enjoy 20 minutes of free time for photos and a sample of coconut water or a stroll on your own.
End your outing with a delicious local snack and a chance to learn about the famous local Capoeira fight -- a martial arts icon of Brazil.
Tour duration may be extended, itinerary may vary, and there may be traffic delays due to Carnival. Tour does not operate on holidays.