Colorful colonial buildings, Brazilian music and car-free streets are some of the characteristics of Pelourinho, the Historic Neighborhood of Salvador in Brazil.

The district was founded in 1549 by the Governor of Brazil and initially, it was meant to be an area for upper class families. A century later, the modernization of the city caused Pelourinho to lose its particular status, but later on in 1985, it became an UNESCO World Heritage place.

The now rehabilitated neighborhood, is the cultural center of Salvador. All kind of local artists can be found around the streets: from capoeira dancers to painters or musicians – traditional music, which has been influenced throughout the time by African cultures, is played everywhere.

Pelourinho in Brazil - PolTrips.com

Pelourinho in Brazil – PolTrips.com

If you’re as lucky as I’ve been and ever have the opportunity to visit the city, I highly recommend to visit Pelourinho. If you’re unsure about where to stay, the Grand Palladium Imbassaí Resort & Spa is a great choice. You won’t regret it!

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