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Pelourinho

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Private Anthropological City Tour of Salvador
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Sometimes called the "city within a city," this old part of Salvador is worth visiting for its cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, churches, restaurants, shops and nightlife.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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"cobblestone streets"
in 23 reviews
"be careful"
in 39 reviews
"colorful buildings"
in 8 reviews
"world heritage"
in 7 reviews
"armed police"
in 6 reviews
"michael jackson"
in 19 reviews
"old colonial"
in 7 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 7 reviews
"historic area"
in 7 reviews
"touristic place"
in 6 reviews
"colonial times"
in 6 reviews
"the main square"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
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"every corner"
in 13 reviews
"live music"
in 13 reviews
"felt safe"
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"restaurants and bars"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do a trip around Brazil then do not forget to include Salvador. Its a city much different from the other ones and its exciting. Try to find a hotel in Pelourinho so you can experience the vibe of Salvador with his music. There...More

Thank Joeri M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pelourinho is for sure one of Salvador’s treasures. The narrow streets are full of colorful buildings and reflect a lot of Brazilian history. There you can find typical restaurants, traditional churches, souvenirs, art craft shops and, if you are lucky, end up running into an...More

Thank Vitória T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very iconic place packed with history stories. We ended up hiring a local guy that had a city badge for touristic activities. He was really friendly and showed us a lot, even took us through "uncharted" streets, inside churches and some buildings. A spot on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful buildings - intimate setting. We stumbled onto the plaza during a session with Olodum playing their drums! Amazing. And then - the possibly spiritual hucksters set upon us - pushy and aggressive - wanting us to buy "blessed" items. It was overwhelming - and...More

Thank GeorgiaCoffey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of Salvador has loads of history. The museum says 5 million African slaves were brought to Brazil through this port. Walking tours during daylight hours are highly recommended. Note that the area is not safe after dark. There are police on almost every...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to get some awesome photos and do some shopping, restaurants and people watch. We went on the weekend and the streets got packed around 7-8 for a concert. Bring your ID, they charged 20R for entry to see a live band in a...More

Thank Tasha W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was robbed at knifepoint and I met another guy who was robbed,too. The police just patrol and guard for prevention but don't do anything to catch the robbers as it happens too often.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an historical spot in Salvador. It has been through a lot of ups and downs but it is still a place everyone who comes to Salvador must see. Do not miss it

Thank Thomas E
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DITUR S, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It really is a unique and unmissable place. also, we have to have some resistance to go up and down slopes. We thank you for your visit and come back often! Ass.: Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must visit this square if you are in Salvador and not only because M Jackson filmed his video there. The only suggestion is to go during the day and not night. other than that the architecture is great - it is definitely something different...More

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DITUR S, Proprietário at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So, we invite you to start your first day in Pelourinho, seeing its colonial architecture, stone streets, churches, a true journey in time. This area has good security, but because it is a place that receives a lot of visitors, we recommend greater care. Ass.:...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A must. You will find a lot of tourist made for things, but if you care you'll be discovering little places with history, culture, people: real and friendly. You must have a 3/4 hs to do it all, remember that is a little up and...More

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DITUR S, Gerente at Pelourinho, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

In the streets and slopes of Pelorinho you find artists and street theater, samba groups, capoeira and a festive and welcoming people. Salvador continues with open arms to welcome his visitors! Ass.: Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador.

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Ângela H
12 November 2017|
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Response from MarceloPadua | Reviewed this property |
Não é muito seguro se for só. Com os guias turísticos a coisa muda. Eu contratei um, e estando com o guia, nem os ambulantes vinham em cima. Porém na nossa frente, em um grupo de 4 turistas, passou um malandro e levou a... More
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LJHBF
29 March 2017|
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Response from HazelEurope | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember which day I went, however there are lots of street entertainers in the main square and musicians also play there. it's a fun place but watch out for pick pockets. have fun.
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Tami D
20 January 2015|
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Response from mosolygo | Reviewed this property |
sorry, been there but I know nothing about that service.
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