Vitória da Conquista
Vitória da Conquista is the third biggest city of the state. The sculpture of the Crucified Christ of Serra do Piripiri, by Mário Cravo, is one of the main attractions of the city. Executed between 1980 and 1983, it shows the features of the Sertão’s man, suffering and hungry, measuring 15 meters in height and 12 in width.
Another important attraction is the Forest Reserve of Poço Escuro and Serra do Piripiri Park, with several trails and preserved flora and fauna. There you find Santiago do Piripiri Way, which starts at Ibc-Capital and ends at Poço (well) Escuro; this way was created by the Pilgrims of Saint James’ Way, in Spain.
For those who like history and architecture, the Museu da História Política (Museum of Political History) has an asset composed by paintings with all the politicians that governed the city since its emancipation, besides being itself a sample of the preserved architecture of the middle of the 20th century.
Vitória da Conquista hosts important events of Bahia’s music calendar, such as the Micareta (carnival that takes place in a different date) and Bahia’s Winter Festival that attract hundreds of tourists. The city offers daily bus lines to all the cities of the region and the main ones in Brazil, besides an airport for medium sized planes with frequent flights, of the airlines Passaredo and Trip, to several Brazilian cities.