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O forte de Salvador
Salvador is divided into an upper and lower section (cidade alta and cidade baixa). The enormous Lacerda elevator goes from one level to the other and gives you great views over the city.
Pelourinho is a picturesque colonial district, the oldest in Salvador. It is in the upper section of the city. Most people who travel to Salvador use some time here, because this is where they find bars, restaurants and intimate shops. Pelourinho offers music and Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art sport. Although Pelourinho is well guarded by police, night and day, you should take care in some of the neighboring areas after dark.
In Bahia it is parties all week. For a visitor it may seem as every opportunity is a good opportunity to have a party. They have even changed the religious days to be party days, for example on Tuesdays when they have Benção. The origin of this Tuesday party, which is the largest celebration in Salvador, is the Catholic Church tradition of giving bread to the poor on Tuesdays. Obviously a good reason to celebrate!
Cachaça - Brazilian Rom Cachaça is to Brazil what Rom is for the Caribbeans. This liquor is made of Sugarcane and used to create different Caipirinha drinks where fruit is one of the ingredients. We recommend that you are a little cautious and do not try too many different "fruits" on the same day.
Fruit plantations and agriculture Bahia is one of Brazil's largest agricultural areas. Here they grow Arabica coffee in the heights and fruits in the lower areas.
Hotels in Salvador
Salvador has a number of good hotels and many are relatively close to the beach promenade.
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