is the third largest city in Brazil
, located some 30 km to the south-west from Lauro de Freitas
. The capital city Brasília
is in 1,390 km to the south-west. According to the latest census, the population of Salvador is about 2,711,900 people. Salvador is a popular tourist destination thanks to its roman catholic cathedrals and interesting cities and towns.
Airport Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (IATA: SSA) is 30 km away from Salvador and is the closest airport to it.
Things to do in it
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.
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…
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…
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  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…
If you have seen everything in Salvador already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you will be around, try one of the following places:
Also, check out the photographs of other travellers in the area.