Salvador De Bahia


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Salvador De Bahia, Brazil

Salvador is one of the Americas’ oldest colonial cities, having been founded in 1549 by the Portuguese as Brazil’s first capital. Today the city still showcases Portuguese colonial architecture, and you can discover interesting historic sites and monuments while exploring. Salvador has a deep Afro-Brazilian heritage that’s reflected in the local music, cuisine and other traditions you can experience. And with more than 50 miles of beaches in the area, there’s no shortage of scenic spots where you can recline into relaxation.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Salvador de Bahia. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Brasilia Standard Time UTC/GMT-3
  • Language
    The local language spoken is Portuguese To ask how someone is doing, say “Como vai você?” “Olá” is hello while “adeus” is goodbye and “por favor” means please.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The Brazilian Real is the local currency used to make purchases. Mercado Modelo includes more than 250 independent stalls offering a wide range of goods, from Bahian artisanal crafts to leatherwork and food and drinks.
    • Famous For
      Salvador is known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and unique architecture.
    • Fun Fact #1
      In the nearby beach town of Arembepe there’s a hippie village where people live without electricity in mud and straw houses, and Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards visited it in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Pelourinho is the historic center of Salvador where colonial landmarks and pastel-colored buildings line cobblestone streets, and dancers and street musicians give the squares a vibrant atmosphere.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra is Bahia’s oldest fort and contains South America’s oldest lighthouse. The fort offers fantastic vistas and houses a museum with exhibits on Portuguese seafaring and the slave trade.

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