The town was founded by the Portuguese, in 1549, to be the first capital of Brazil. The region is a natural port and the town flourished as the most important political and economic center of the country. At that time, it was also a favorite haunt for pirates and merchant privateers.

It started as a settlement before 1510, one of the oldest in America, with Europeans.


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Cathedral Salvador





Casa do Comércio building. The historic city of Salvador has a great number of modern buildings that share spaces with colonial houses.


Lagoa do Abaeté.


The Cathedral of Salvador built by the Jesuits in the late 16th century and early 17th century. Salvador was the provincial seat of the Jesuits in Lusitanian America.

Cruises in Salvador Bahia and the historic Fort of the Sea. Its beaches, its music and its historical heritage makes this city one of the main Brazilian destination.

More Pictures of Salvador



The Pelourinho by Walt Disney, in the Historic Center. Disney sent Donald to Bahia in 1944, in the movie The Three Caballeros.


Architecture church




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On the left, the historic Victoria Avenue, constructed in the 16th century over an old Indian route. Many British immigrants lived here in the 19th century.


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Capoeiristas show the Bahian martial art in the streets of Salvador, a common scene in the city. Capoeira was created in Bahia, about the 18th century.


Map Salvador Brazil


Monastery of St. Benedict in Salvador, founded in the 16th century.


The main altar of the São Francisco Church, founded in the 16th century, in the Historic Center of Salvador.




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Images Salvador Bbrazil


Architecture Bahia


Salvador Tourism




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