Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #5 in Salvador, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.3 km
Ascend 211 m
Descend 174 m

Explore Salvador in Brazil with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in SalvadorIndividual Sights in Salvador

Sight 1: Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia

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Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia fernando_dallacqua [2] / CC BY 2.0

The Historic Center (US) or Centre of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, also known as the Pelourinho or Pelo, is a historic neighborhood in western Salvador, Bahia. It was the city's center during the Portuguese colonial period and was named for the whipping post in its central plaza where enslaved people from Africa were publicly beaten as punishment for alleged infractions. The Historic Center is extremely rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

Wikipedia: Historic Center of Salvador (EN), Website

839 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Museu de Arte Sacra

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The Museum of Sacred Art of the Federal University of Bahia is a Brazilian museum of sacred art located in Salvador, Bahia.

Wikipedia: Museu de Arte Sacra (Universidade Federal da Bahia) (PT)

945 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia

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The Museum of Modern Art of Bahia is a modern art museum located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It is located within Solar do Unhão, a historical site dating to the 16th century, on the margin of the Bay of All Saints. The museum was founded in 1960 under the architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and initially located in the foyer of the Castro Alves Theater; it moved to its present location in 1963. MAM-BA is one of twelve state museums linked to the Institute of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (IPAC), an authority of the Department of Culture of the State of Bahia.

Wikipedia: Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (EN)

639 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Teatro Vila velha

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The Vila Velha Theater, also known simply as "Vila", is a performing arts center in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The theater was constructed in 1964 and is located on Avenida Sete, at the west of the 19th-century Neoclassical public area, the Passeio Público.

Wikipedia: Vila Velha Theater (EN), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Passeio Público

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The Passeio Público de Salvador, Bahia, is located next to the Palace of Acclamation.

Wikipedia: Passeio Público (Salvador) (PT)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Forte São Pedro

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The Fort of São Pedro is a fortification located in the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Forte de São Pedro (Salvador) (PT)

349 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Largo do Campo Grande

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Largo do Campo Grande No machine-readable author provided. Brunoslessa assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 2.5

Campo Grande is a square located in the southern zone of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Campo Grande (square) (EN)


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