Salvador is the historical heart of Brazil, loved by Charles
Darwin, Walt Disney and Michael Jackson. It has great beaches, great Carnival and mild
The place was one of the first European settlements in
America. Before 1510, there was a village here. In 1549, it became the first
Brazilian capital. More
Bahia, the greatest popular event on the Planet. Hot, musical and
cheerful. There are more than one hundred
mobile stages to
liven up the party. Bahians call it trio elétrico, where bands
play axé music.
Porto da Barra, considered by CNN one of the world's 50 best beaches, in 2011.
It is a really wonderful place and one of the most important historical
places in Brazil, surrounded by forts to protect the old Brazilian capital.
Above, the Salvador bus provides a regular sightseeing around the main attractions of
the city. The double decked vehicles are equipped with sound system and
bilingual translation. The building in the picture is the Santa Casa da
Misericórdia, founded in the 16th century.