On the coast of north-east Brazil, Salvador was the capital of Brazil when it was a colony. The city is the wealthiest urban centre in Brazil, and is known for its architecture and cityscape. Music and food are two other areas where the city truly excels. Those who visit this city will find sites and activities to explore such as these five popular Salvador attractions:
About 50 kilometres up the coast from Salvador, this peaceful town is the place where the Tamar Project is located. This project is working to save sea turtles. Visitors are welcomed on a tour of the Tamar Project.
Igreja Sao Fancisco
A church with a simple exterior, the interior is amazing. Lavish and exquisite gold-leaf work is in abundance. Still, the white tiles that depict period scenes in blue are old and some are missing. The neighbourhood has valuable historic buildings, but some restoration work is needed.
An amazing look at Afro-Brazilians, the museum demonstrates their culture and history from Africa to slavery, and then from slavery to current life. The art work is beautiful and superbly displayed.
Porto da Barra
A popular beach area around the tip of Salvador’s peninsula, the seashore is perfect for long walks. Ancient forts are located in the area.
Right on the coastline near Salvador, expert surfers that know the local waves will help surfers hone their skill and teach beginners the basics of the sport. Anyone who loves the water will enjoy this surfing experience.