1. Brazil
  2. State of Bahia
  3. Salvador, Brazil
  4. Pelourinho

Salvador Historic Experience - Pelourinho & Lacerda Elevator

Product ID: 190601
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Learn about the history of the city of Salvador, the heart of Bahia State. Walk around Pelourinho, one of the most famous landmarks in Brazil, known by its mixture of colors, cultures, and history. Go up the Lacerda Elevator and see All Saints Bay.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup in the customer's hotel in the center of Salvador. If your hotel is in another area, please keep an eye on your e-mail as the local partner will inform you of the closest meeting point.

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  • Discover the Barra Lighthouse, from where the Portuguese protected the city back in colonial times
  • Walk around the famous Lacerda Elevator and see the best views of Baía de Todos os Santos
  • Enjoy a walk through Pelourinho Square
  • Meet the locals and have the opportunity to buy exclusive handcrafted arts
Full description
Your tour begins at Barra Lighthouse, at the geographic limit of the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, where you will stop for your first photos. Throughout the Avenida Sete de Setembro you will pass through the Barra, where the Yacht Club, the Church of Santo Antônio da Barra, and the Cemetery of the English are located. Head through Vitória, where one of the oldest churches of Bahia still stands. See the Corredor da Vitória, where the aristocracy lived in beautiful mansions, and Campo Grande, the stage for the events that preceded the struggles for Bahia's independence and public celebrations like the carnival.

Your walking tour will start at the Municipal Square, where the Rio Branco Palace is located, which housed the State Government and the City Hall. Stand opposite to the Lacerda Elevator, from the top of which you will have one of the most beautiful views of the Bay of All Saints.

You continue towards the Terreiro de Jesus, home to the Basilica Cathedral of Salvador. Visit the Church of São Francisco, one of the richest churches in Brazil and considered the most beautiful example of Portuguese Baroque in the world. You will finish your tour in Largo do Pelourinho, a place that blends colors, races, culture, and history - its importance has been recognized by UNESCO and immortalized by the illustrious writer Jorge Amado.
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel located in the center of Salvador
  • Live guide commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your tour will be confirmed at time of booking
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved
• Please bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion
• Please bring local currency in case you wish to buy souvenires, water, and snacks - not all places accept USD or credit card

From US$ 13.19 per person

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Product ID: 190601