Due to its unique features, Salvador has become one of the main international tourist destinations...
The capital of Bahia, famous for its history, the legacy left by people from other continents, its cultural miscegenation, its religious syncretism and its hospitable people, has been the setting and object of study of professionals from diverse areas for many years.
The streets of the Salvador Historical Centre transport the tourist back to the beginning of Brazil’s history. Tourist guides, avid students of local culture, explain how the country’s first city was developed. Up to 1763, Salvador was the capital for the Portuguese Crown in the Americas, and it also stood out as the main port in the southern hemisphere until the 19th Century.
The city is considered the country’s cultural capital. It is the birthplace of many prominent names in the artistic arena, renowned locally and overseas.
Tourism and cultural activity are important generators of jobs and income, boosting the arts and the preservation of artistic and cultural heritage. In addition, Salvador boasts many natural beauties: there are 50 km of coastline and several ecological parks.