Top places to see and top things to do in Salvador

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

If you plan to take a trip to Brazil you cannot leave without seeing Salvador. The city is one of the largest in Brazil and full of exciting things to do. Here are the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Salvador.

1. Largo do Pelourinho
The city's restored colonial square is now the best place to go, especially during the Carnival. The colorful buildings and festivities are an unforgettable sight and something you cannot miss.

2. Afro-Brazilian Museum
If you would like to learn more about Brazil's traditions and roots, you should take some time to visit this cool museum. The Afro-Brazilian Museum is full of Benin artifacts, as well as sculptures and clothing pieces. Don't miss your chance to learn more about the city's history and beginnings.

3. Balé Folclorico da Bahia
This is Brazil's best folkloric dance company, and you will surely enjoy seeing them in action. The dancers wear outfits representing Brazil's main deities, and know how to entertain the crowd with an unforgettable show.

4. São Francisco Church and Convent
São Francisco is the city's oldest church, and has been established more than 300 years ago. The gold ornate interior and luxurious architecture of this church will leave you breathless.

5. Pierre Verger Gallery
The Pierre Verger Gallery contains over 62,000 photos, all of them depicting Salvador's history seen through the photographer's eyes. The gallery also offers prints, t-shirts and memorabilia which would make a great gift for friends.

6. Mercado São Joaquim
Head over to the São Joaquim Market whenever you want to do some traditional shopping. You can find various craft products here, as well as food or clothing. This is definitely a must see place in Salvador.