Where is the best area to stay in Salvador de Bahía?
Salvador de Bahía de Todos los Santos (Salvador), capital of the state of Bahía, is one the oldest cities in America. Located on a triangular peninsular in north-eastern Brazil, surrounded by the wild Atlantic Ocean, it is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, buzzing carnaval, it´s famous “Faro de Barra” and the popular Pelourinho neighbourhood.
The best area to stay is without a doubt the city´s old town. This area of Salvador is home to the famous Pelourinho neighbourhood, the Salvador Cathedral and the church and convent of San Francisco, all landmarks inherited from its catholic history, which also share the area with the African origin Candomblé. Almost half of Salvador de Bahía´s 3 million inhabitants are of African origin and it´s mix of European and indigenous inhabitants have both enriched and refined Bahia’s cuisine, music and architecture. When visiting Salvador, you can enjoy beach by morning, lose yourself in the old town´s rich cultural heritage in the afternoon, watch the sun go down at the Bahía de Todos los Santos, dine in one of its fantastic restaurants and finish it all off by dancing the night away to live music. Coinciding your visit with carnaval will make your stay a truly once in a lifetime experience. 16 hours of partying that lasts all week long!