1. Brazil
  2. State of Bahia
  3. Salvador, Brazil
  4. Foundation Pierre Verger

Salvador: 4-Hour Candomblé Mysteries Tour

Product ID: 56286
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Are you looking for a different tour in Salvador? Then this half-day Candomblé Mysteries tour is ideal for you! Stop at various places to photograph the daily life of the Favelas and Candomblé. Enjoy stunning views of many of Salvador´s sites.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the views of many of Salvador's sites
  • Stop at various places to photograph
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people
Full description
Salvador is a city that holds that largest black population outside the African continent and hence, it is known as the Black Rome. It has preserved as part of its historical legacy an intense African-Amerindian religiosity. 

The city safeguards charms and mysteries, hidden in magnificent places that you will have the opportunity to visit through this itinerary, carefully prepared in order to demystify erroneous notions and impressions disseminated over several centuries about religions of African origin in the world.

The route begins in the Afro-Brazilian Museum which, through its collection, narrates the history of enslaved Africans and the transatlantic trade, and the ebb and flow of enslaved peoples and their identities. The artifacts come from several regions of the African continent, allowing you to understand the countless intellectual, artistic, cultural and religious manifestations of these peoples in Brazil.

You will visit the Pierre Verger Foundation, the French anthropologist responsible for developing literary and photographic records of the history of slavery, and extensive audio visual documentation. You will get to know a maroon community, places that served as a haven for black people and their African gods during the colonial and post-abolition periods in Brazil.

Soon after, you will get to know a Candomblé terreiro from the ewe-fon a nation of daomeniana origin and have the opportunity to consult the sacred oracle (optional activity - extra cost). As you walk through the streets, you will see the urban and cultural development of a slum originated from a maroon community, in the company of guide from the community, who is initiated in these traditions and knowledgeable of these historical processes.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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Product ID: 56286