Discover Salvador’s historic Pelourinho district, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Take a guided walk through history and experience the African Bahian atmosphere and local life and culture. Visit the Afro-Brazilian Museum as well.
What to Expect
Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, has maintained the evidence of its African heritage, introduced by the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil.
During the Portuguese colonization, the Bay of All Saints was of fundamental importance as the main export site in the Southern Hemisphere, from which products such as Brazilian sugar and Bolivian silver were shipped to Europe.
On this 4-hour tour you’ll learn about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy by visiting key historical sites in the city of Salvador.
The tour begins at the Fort and Barra Lighthouse at the port of arrival for enslaved Africans. Continue to the Tororó dike and see the monument dedicated to the legacy of African religious heritage and the worship of Orixas.
The next sites you’ll visit are located in the Cidade Baixa (lower city), where you’ll take in important historic locations marking the presence of Africans in Bahia and Brazil.
In the historic downtown area you’ll visit the Afro-Brazilian museum, where the collection highlights the African perspective in the formation of Brazilian identify and culture.
You’ll also stop at the Church of the Rosary of the Blacks, the first Black Christian religious brotherhood in the New World. The tour concludes with a visit to the Casa do Benin Museum, one of the main African cultural centers in the state of Bahia.
- Private transportation
- Tour guide
- Entrance ticket
- 1 bottle of water
What's Not Included
- Donations and tips
Know Before You Go
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobblestones streets.