Photo credit: diegograndi / iStock via Getty ImagesSalvador de Bahia, on Brazil’s east coast, was the country’s first capital. Its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of Renaissance-era churches and palaces and houses painted in pastels. The center’s Pelourinho district is particularly dense in impressive buildings and monuments.
The Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia earned its UNESCO World Heritage designation for many reasons, not least of which is that the city is the cradle of much of the nation’s culture, from music and food to its Afro-Brazilian roots.
The Daily Mail’s Kate Johnson headed to Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city. She stayed at the Tivoli Ecoresort in the town of Praia do Forte.
This Brazilian region is an African treasure on the other side of the Atlantic; Pedro H De Abreu; National Geographic
Music, religion, and dance reflect a tradition of revelry and defiance in Bahia, Brazil’s most Afro-Brazilian region.
Visit to Salvador Bahia Brazil – wonderful combination of colonial capital, gorgeous beaches and modern metropolis of Salvador | Travel Photo Discovery
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There’s more to do in Bahia Brazil than its stunning beaches (Bahia Brazil beaches are famously beautiful and the province has the most coastline of any in Brazil). What more can you do? Lots of things associated with Brazil comes from Bahia – capoeira, samba, carnival etc. The capital city of Salvador has a historic centre that is UNESCO listed. The Salvador Carnival can rival Rio in its fun street party atmosphere. Outside Salvador, you will find national parks (including one visited by Charles Darwin) and colonial villages where African slaves created their own Afro-Catholic religion.
Maggie Parker’s take on Hostel Galeria 13 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
As a three-month festival of Brazilian culture opens in London, Gavin McOwan tries out the real thing in Salvador, the country’s – and possibly the world’s – party capital