Salvador - Bahia


Salvador is the capital city of the state of Bahia, and was the Brazilian capital until 1763. It is the Brazil's oldest settlement, which dates back to the early 16th century. For over two centuries, Salvador was the first major port of the colonial Brazil.

The old city (Historic Center) is built on two levels, the lower on the waterfront and the upper on a cliff about 200 feet high.





Church Bahia


Salvador Brazil


World Maps


Map Brazil


Santa Casa da Misericórdia a historic hospital in Salvador, Bahia, founded in the 16th century.


Terreiro de Jesus, a historic square built by the Jesuits. Today the place have many historic buildings, the Cathedral and the Brazilian first College.


The old part of Salvador, built on two levels in the 16th century.


Historic Center






São Francisco Church, founded in the 16th century, in the Historic Center.


Tourist Attraction




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