Walking on the streets of the Historical District of Salvador is like being taken back to the ancient times of Brazilian History. The tour guides are very well prepared to explain how the colonization of this city happened.
Until 1763, Salvador was the capital of the Portuguese Crown in Americas, besides being the main port of the southern hemisphere until the eighteenth century. With an extensive shoreline and a constant year round temperature (around 25º C/ 77º F), Salvador is an invitation to outdoor leisure activities.
The city’s tropical climate is enhanced by steady gentle breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean and the All Saints’ Bay. With approximately 50km of beaches and one third of the shores of the All Saints’ Bay, Salvador is the ideal location for relaxing seaside vacations and the practice of water sports.
Salvador is considered the cultural capital of Brazil. Its people is formed by native Americans, Portuguese and Africans and present a unique ethnic and cultural diversity that stands out for its harmonious and democratic coexistence, rarely found in the world today.
The particular traits of each ethnic group that forms the city’s population create original music, dance and many other artistic and cultural expressions.