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Salvador is the third largest city in Brazil situated some 30 km south-west of Lauro de Freitas and 1,390 km from the capital. The population of Salvador is about 2,711,900 people (census of 2009). Salvador is a popular tourist destination thanks to its roman catholic cathedrals and roman catholic churches.

The nearest airport Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (IATA: SSA) is about 30 km away.

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1. Cathedral Basilica of Salvador
The Cathedral Basilica of Salvador (Catedral Basílica de Salvador), officially dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ and named Primatial Cathedral Basilica of the Transfiguration of the Lord is the seat of the Archbishop of the city of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, in Brazil. The Archbishop of Salvador is also ex officio Primate of Brazil.

2. Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador
The Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (Portuguese: Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim) is the most famous of the Catholic churches of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, Brazil. It was built in the 18th century on the only line of hills in the Itapagipe Peninsula, in the lower town of Salvador. The church is the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador and is the site of a famous celebration held every year in January, the Festa do Senhor do Bonfim. The church is the Cathedral o…

3. Salvador, Bahia
Salvador (historic name, São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, in English: " Holy Savior of All Saints' Bay" ) is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. Salvador is also known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the country and in the New World; for a long time, it…

4. Elevador Lacerda
The Lacerda Elevator (Elevador Lacerda) is a public urban elevator located in Salvador, Brazil, connecting the lower city (Cidade Baixa) to the upper city (Cidade Alta). The 72 metres (236& #160; ft) elevator was built between 1869 and 1873; it was named after Antônio de Lacerda, director of the Commercial Association of Bahia. It was a hydraulic elevator at first; later operating by electricity since 1906. The elevator towers were renovated in 1930, in an Art Deco styling. The Lacerda Elevator h…

5. Mercado Modelo (Salvador de Bahía)
Mercado Modelo (Salvador de Bahía) (Português: Mercado Modelo) is a tourist attraction, one of the Interesting buildings in Salvador, Brazil. It is located: 278 km from Feira de Santana, 660 km from Itabuna, 840 km from Aracaju.

6. Historic Center of Salvador
The Historic Center (US) or Centre (UK; Portuguese: Centro Histórico) of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, also known as the Pelourinho (Portuguese for " Pillory" ) or Pelo, is a historic neighborhood in western Salvador, Bahia. It was the city's center during the Portuguese colonial period and was named for the whipping post in its central plaza where African slaves received punishment for various infractions, as well as for disciplinary purposes. The Historic Center is extremely rich in historical mo…

7. Praia de Amaralina
Praia de Amaralina is a tourist attraction, one of the Beaches in Salvador, Brazil. It is located: 297 km from Feira de Santana, 650 km from Itabuna, 840 km from Aracaju.

8. Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Portuguese: Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora do Carmo) is a 17th-century Roman Catholic church and former convent in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The complex is adjacent to the Church of the Third Order of Mount Carmel. The Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was listed as a historic structure by National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) in 1938 and is part of the…

If you have already seen Salvador, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:

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Faro de la Barra

Mnara wa taa wa Barra ni mnara wa taa wa pili kujengwa huko Barra. Wa

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Cathedral Basilica of Salvador

The Cathedral Basilica of Salvador (Catedral Basílica de Salvador),

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Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador

The Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (Portuguese: Igreja de Nosso

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Dique do Tororó

O Dique do Tororó é o único manancial natural da cidade de Sa

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Salvador, Bahia

Salvador (historic name, São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, in E

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Farol de Itapuã

O farol de Itapuã ou farol da Ponta de Itapuã é um farol em Sa

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Elevador Lacerda

The Lacerda Elevator (Elevador Lacerda) is a public urban elevator

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Mercado Modelo (Salvador de Bahía)

O Mercado Modelo é um mercado de artesanato localizado na cidade de

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Historic Center of Salvador

The Historic Center (US) or Centre (UK; Portuguese: Centro Histórico)

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Praia de Amaralina

A praia de Amaralina está situada no bairro da Amaralina, na capital

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Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Portuguese: Igreja

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Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport

Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (

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Parish Church of Our Lady of Pilar

The Parish Church of Our Lady of Pilar (Portuguese: Igreja Matriz de

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Chapel of the Holy Body

The Chapel of the Holy Body (Portuguese: Capela do Corpo Santo, Capela

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Hotel Casa do Amarelindo

starting $94

Studio do Carmo Boutique Hotel

starting $29

Luna Bahia Boutique Pousada

starting $32

Hotel Pelourinho

starting $24

Pousada Meson

starting $19

Pousada Solar dos Romanos

starting $25

Irawo Hotel

starting $31

Hotel Sobrado 25

starting $9

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