See the sights of the lower city of Salvador on a 4-hour tour. Marvel at monuments such as the Montserrat Fortress and Bonfim Church. Go to the Mercado Modelo to discover one of Brazil's landmark colonial sites and much more.
What to Expect
Following pick-up from your hotel in Salvador, transfer to the lower city in the coastal area of the Bay of All Saints. Start at the lake of Tororó Dike, surrounded by gardens and century-old trees. Guarded by statues of Orixas, a majestic monument dedicated to the African gods, the site offers a panoramic view of the soccer stadium that was rebuilt for the World Cup.
Next travel through streets filled with a mix of colonial and contemporary architectural styles. This is the result of urbanization after the abolition of slavery. See the beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula. Here, you will visit a workshop where tiles are painted following the Portuguese tradition. Taste a unique tropical fruit ice cream in a traditional ice cream shop that dates back to the 1930s.
Go to Bonfim Church, founded in 1754 and the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador. Get a beautiful view of the city from Montserrat Fortress, Salvador's most important site of defense in the lower city during the colonial period.
End your tour with a visit to the Mercado Modelo, a major landmark of colonial Brazil. Located in Salvador's seaport area, the market provides space to a wide variety of vendors selling art and handicrafts.
- Private transportation
- 1 bottle of water per person