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Salvador (fundada como São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos) é um município brasileiro, capital do estado da Bahia e primeira capital do Brasil.

About Salvador

Salvador is a Brazilian city, the state capital of Bahia and Brazil´s first capital. The city of Salvador was formerly called Bahia, even by residents of the state itself. I have also received some epithets, such as the Capital of Joy, due to the enormous popular festivities, as their carnival, and Black Rome, to be considered the metropolis with the highest percentage of blacks located outside Africa.

The region was inhabited by Indians since time immemorial. Before it was even founded the city, the presence of Europeans at least since the sinking of a French ship in 1510, was part of the crew Diogo Alvares, the famous Caramuru. In 1534, the chapel was founded in honor of Our Lady of Grace, because Diogo Alvares lived there and his wife, Catherine Paraguaçu.

The capital of Bahia is inserted into the basin of the eastern Atlantic region, specifically in the Planning Region Water Management Recôncavo North. The water that supplies the capital comes from the Stone Horse Dam in Rio Paraguaçu, and rivers and Ipitanga Joanes, located in the metropolitan area of Salvador.

The city of Salvador has 10 river basins, basins are the most expressive and Camaragibe Jaguaribe. The Rio Camaragibe and Jaguaribe, the latter also known as Rio Trobogy by crossing many neighborhoods of Salvador are therefore the most polluted city.

The city is a major tourist destination in the country. As for the international tourism is second only to Rio de Janeiro. The interest is given by the city´s architectural beauty and local culture as music, cuisine and religion.

The tourist who chooses Salvador can go to the beach in the morning, take a trip to the Historical Center in the afternoon, dinner at one of the good restaurants in town and go dancing in the testing of blocks to the sound of carnival or other musical styles. Other leisure options are theaters, as Castro Alves, Jorge Amado and Old Town. You can still go to see the Barra Lighthouse sunset sunset in the Bay of All Saints.

The Market Model is the point of choice for many tourists to buy souvenirs of Bahia, among them, rents, berimbau and all kinds of handicrafts typical of Bahia. In the basement, which is currently open to visitors, kept the slaves from Africa while waiting to be auctioned.

The basement is filled with concrete slabs about 30 cm above the floor so that visitors can walk there even when the tide is high, it is common to the basement filled with sea water at this time. The brick arches with the show, which serve as a framework for the Mercado Modelo, make beautiful compositions as reflected in the mirror of water.

Salvador is also home to important companies in regional, national and international. It emerged in Salvador where Odebrecht, which in 2008 became the largest conglomerate companies in the field of construction and petrochemical industries in Latin America, with several business units in Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and several countriesworld.

What to do in Salvador

No other city in Brazil has the swagger, the excitement and flavor of Salvador, so following tips for you who want to visit the capital of joy and want to know the most enchanting places.

Walking through the hills of Pelourinho is a major attraction among tourists. The pillory is a stone column placed in a public place in a city or village where they were exposed and punished criminals. They also had the right to pillory the major grantees, the bishops, the fit and the monasteries, as evidence and instrument of feudal jurisdiction.

In the Largo do Pelourinho also happens every Tuesday, ace 18h traditional black mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks, celebrated in honor of Negro slaves who suffered in the city in feudal times. The test of Olodum, which also happens in Pelourinho is another attraction that draws attention of tourists, especially foreigners.

Spend an afternoon on the beach of Itapuã, with a charming landscape, near the lighthouse Baiano is also an option for those seeking the most unforgettable moments on the trip. The beach is also another point Hallelujah very charming Salvador.

The Church of Our Lord of Bonfim is a meeting point of all religions in Bahia. There you can see the fence that holds several ribbons of devotion.

Do not miss the opportunity to meet the market model, landmark and well known in Bahia. Why not take a small jump in the Lacerda Elevator, strength of Salvador.

Finally, several points are charming only Savior reservation for you. A city full of charm and cultures, which together become unique and let you know a bit more magnificent that Brazil has.

When to Go to Salvador

In relation to climate, Salvador has a tropical climate predominantly warm, with a higher concentration of rainfall in winter and dry summer. Reaches the extreme of 15 ° C in winter and 38 ° C in summer. The breeze coming from the Atlantic Ocean makes the city the temperature pleasant even on hot days.

For seasons, Salvador provides that to receive tourists throughout the year, it is better to emphasize the time of carnival, which partygoers gather to celebrate this time of year. More rest assured, because the city of joy lives on holiday all year round, with Olodum and dances every week on the streets to cheer those who visit the Bahia.

During Carnival, prices rise a bit more, so if you seek a more peaceful trip and a more affordable price, give preferences to other times of year, where Salvador continues its traditional swing and you´re more relaxed and makes good use your trip.

How to arrive in Salvador

By Plane

Salvador International Airport - Rep. Luis Eduardo Magalhaes
Praça Gago Coutinho, s / n, St Kitts
Tel: (71) 3204-1010

By Bus

Bus Salvador
Av Antonio Carlos Magalhaes, 4362, Pituba
Tel: (71) 3616-8300


White Eagle (exit of Rio de Janeiro and Vitoria)
Tel: 0800 725 1211

Gontijo (output Belo Horizonte, Porto Velho and Palmas)
Tel: 0800 311 312

Itapemirim (output Belém, Fortaleza and Recife)
Tel: 0800 723 2121

St. Gerard (output of Sao Paulo, Natal, and Teresina)
Tel: (71) 3450-4488

Real Expresso (output Brasilia and Goiânia)
Tel: 0300 788 7325

By Car

Output Belo Horizonte: BR 381 BR 116 passing by

Output Rio de Janeiro: BR 116

From Vitoria da Conquista in Bahia, followed by the BR-116 until Feira de Santana. To Salvador Dali, now changing direction, toward the southern tip of the capital, is 114 km by the BR-324, through the cities of Amelia Rodrigues and grass.

Make a Suitcase to Salvador

The city of Salvador is located in the basin of the eastern Atlantic Region, then however much it is sunny and warm most of the year, the sea breeze cools the ocean night in Bahia.

Therefore, in time to prepare the case is important to remember to put the clothes through a half sleeve jacket or thin, which protect you from colder winds during the night walks on the edge of the beach.

As the Bahian coast is hot, give preference for thinner and lighter clothes, shorts and blouses of abuse of alcinha, vary in bikinis, take more than one option, after all, women love to innovate.

In the case of shoes, do not forget to take tennis as a precaution, as there are several walking tours made ​​by the city of Salvador.

Also remember to bring a change of clothes more social, if you want to do some more fancy evening program.

In preparing the case, do not forget to keep smaller objects such as hair brush, makeup, earrings and bracelets in a toilet bag so they do not mingle and are lost amid the clothes.

History of Salvador

The region where today this Savior was dominated by Indians since the old days. In 1536, arrived in the region the first donee Francisco Pereira Coutinho, who received hereditary captaincy of King John III. He founded the Village of Pereira, near where now stands the Slope Bar. This camp, twelve years later, at the time of the founding of the city, was called Old Town.

The Indians did not like Francis Pereira because of his cruelty and arrogance in dealing since then several conflicts happened while he was in town, one Coutinho forced to take refuge in Porto Seguro, with Diogo Alvares, in turn, have on the Bay All Saints, facing strong storm, the boat adrift, reached the beach of Itaparica. In this, the Indians made him prisoner, but gave freedom Caramuru. Francisco Pereira Coutinho was shredded and served in a cannibalistic feast.

On March 29, 1549 arrives, the Ponta do, Sousa and his entourage in three ships, two caravels and a brigantine, with order of the king of Portugal to found a city-fortress of San Salvador. Then comes the city of Salvador, the city has already capital, having never been the province. All grantees of captaincies were submitted to the authority of the first governor general of Brazil, Tomé de Sousa.

Perhaps Sousa was the first visitor to fall in love with the place, like many after him, because he said the official who gave him the news that the replacement was on its way: "You see this, bailiff? Truth is I wanted very much , and I grew in my mouth when the water tended to go to Portugal, but I do not know by now that if I dry the mouth so that I can not spit out. " After Sousa, Duarte da Costa was the governor general of Brazil.

In 1809, Marcos Brito de Noronha and the Count of Arcos, began his administration, which was very beneficial to the city. In 1812 he inaugurated the Teatro São João, where he later Xisto Bahia sing their vulgar and lundus, and Castro Alves inflame the audience with the wonderful lyrics and abolitionists. Although the government of the Count of Arcos, the major landslides occurred in Uphill Gameleira, Mercy and Mount.

During the nineteenth century, Salvador continued to influence national policy, taking emplacado several Cabinet ministers in the Second Empire, such as Jose Antonio Saraiva, Jose Maria da Silva Paranhos, Dantas and Sousa Zacarias de Goes. With the proclamation of the Republic, and the crisis in sugar exports, the economic and political influence on the national scene in the city decreases.

In 1912 occurs the bombing of the city, caused by disputes among the leaders in the succession of oligarchic government: it destroyed the Library and Archives, losing irremediably important historical documents of the city itself.

Security of Salvador

Like any city, Salvador has its troubling side. Although the crime rate is low in Salvador, it is always good to take some precautions.

A very important and useful tip: Avoid walking with wallet, cash and accessories that draw attention and has valuable components, it attracts thieves and makes you a target for trawlers.

When visiting some places at night, preferably to the points of taxi, subways and buses are often empty during the night, making the action do0s thieves.

Seeing a strange and suspicious movement around you, look for a police station near you and report on the suspicion.

Salvador has a very large fleet of protection, police battalions always available and assisting the tourist in whatever it takes, the more our collaboration is also needed, then, collaborate and have an unforgettable trip.

Useful Phone Numbers of Salvador

Military Police - 190

Emergency Room - 192

Fire - 193

Pharmacies on duty - 136

Tourist Police Protection - (71) 242 3504

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