Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Salvador, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.1 km
Ascend 69 m
Descend 69 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: Memorial Irmã Dulce

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The Sister Dulce Memorial (MID) is a permanent exhibition on the life and work of the Bahian nun Sister Dulce, whose function is to guard and disseminate her legacy. It was inaugurated in Salvador in 1993, a year after his death, and receives about twenty thousand visits annually. The memorial is located in a building attached to the Santo Antônio Convent, at the headquarters of the Sister Dulce Social Works (OSID), in the Roma neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Memorial Irmã Dulce (PT), Website

1370 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Igreja Senhor do Bonfim

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The Church of Our Lord of Bonfim is the most famous of the Catholic churches of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, Brazil. It was built in the 18th century on the only line of hills in the Itapagipe Peninsula, in the lower town of Salvador. The church is the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador and is the site of a famous celebration held every year in January, the Festa do Senhor do Bonfim. The church is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bonfim. The church is noted for the Festa do Bonfim, held annually the second Thursday after Three Kings Day. The festival combines elements of both Catholicism and Candomblé. It was listed as a historic structure by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute in 1938.

Wikipedia: Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador (EN), Website

1366 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 3: Forte de Monte Serrat

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Forte de Monte Serrat joquerollo [2] / CC BY 2.0

The Fort of Monserrate is a military fortification located in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. It is also known as the Small Fort of Our Lady of Monserrate. It was known as the Forte de São Felipe from the time of its construction until the 19th century. The Fort of Monserrate was built between the end of the 16th century and early 17th century on the Itapagipe Peninsula. It is "one of the few Brazilian fortifications to retain its original appearance from the late 16th century." The fort is located above the Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Monserrate, one of the oldest church structures in Brazil. The fort was listed as a historic structure by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) in 1938.

Wikipedia: Fort of Monserrate (EN)

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Igreja e Mosteiro de Nossa Senhora do Monte Serrat

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The Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Monserrate is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church and monastery located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The church and monastery are dedicated to Our Lady of Monserrate and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia. It is located 200 metres (660 ft) from the Fort of Monserrate on a rock on the Itapagipe Peninsula. The date of construction of the structure is disputed; it dates to the 16th century, and has seen numerous alterations. The church was built either by the Spanish, or by the group that constructed the Garcia d'Ávila Tower House. Its design, along with that of numerous rural chapels of Bahia, is attributed to the Italian architect Baccio da Filicaia (1565-1628). The church interior was once lined entirely with 16th-century azulejos; now only a single strip of the tiles remain. The church was listed as a historic structure by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute in 1958. It and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Ladder are the only remaining 16th-century chapels in Salvador.

Wikipedia: Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Monserrate (EN)

69 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Ponta do Humaitá

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Ponta de Humaitá is a Brazilian coastal landfeature located in the neighborhood of Monte Serrat, on the Itapagipe Peninsula, in Salvador, a municipality in the state of Bahia. Its name Humaitá comes from the Tupi-Guarani language and means "black stone".

Wikipedia: Ponta de Humaitá (PT)


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