Waterfront Tour in Salvador, Salvador

Salvador’s waterfront contains numerous tourist attractions, including an old lighthouse, a city landmark, museums, art galleries and of course the beach. Take the following tour to discover the area surrounding Salvador’s waterfront.
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Waterfront Tour in Salvador Map

Guide Name: Waterfront Tour in Salvador
Guide Location: Brazil » Salvador (See other walking tours in Salvador)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Morro do Cristo

1) Morro do Cristo

Located on a hill protruding into the sea, Morro do Cristo is the location of a famous statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer overlooking the water. It has one of the best views of Salvador’s coastline. Not far from the monument you will see tall palms and vendors selling coconuts.
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Farol da Barra and Museu Náutico

2) Farol da Barra and Museu Náutico (must see)

Farol da Barra and Museu Náutico are among Salvador’s most popular attractions. The lighthouse is a prominent attraction on the southern coastline and the museum is located inside it. The historically significant St. Anthony’s Fort from 1534, the city’s oldest fortification, is also found here. The museum exhibits various maritime objects, including maps and navigational tools, with information posted in Portuguese and English.
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Forte de Santa Maria

3) Forte de Santa Maria

Forte de Santa Maria, located on Salvador’s southern coastline, was constructed of stone and lime from 1627 to 1635. It served as a fortification during the Dutch invasion. Containing bronze and iron cannons, be sure to visit this impressive Italian-style fort.
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Porto de Barra Beach

4) Porto de Barra Beach (must see)

Porto de Barra Beach of Salvador, a beautiful area for surfing and bars located near Porto de Barra, is one of the most popular beaches on Salvador’s coastline. On weekends it can be difficult to find a place to sit. The sand is perfect and it is a safe place to swim.
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Igreja Santo Antônio da Barra

5) Igreja Santo Antônio da Barra

Igreja Santo Antônio da Barra, a partially hidden church on a slope along Salvador’s coastline, offers a picturesque view of the ocean. Dedicated to the patron saint of slaves, this church was also built by them. This beautiful white church with two towers is particularly lovely when it is illuminated during the evening.
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Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte

6) Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte

Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte exhibits contemporary art from Bahia and Brazil in a variety of styles. Offering individual and collective temporary exhibitions, as well as an impressive permanent collection, this important gallery participates in national and international expositions. This gallery also has a great shop selling art books and other gifts. It is open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Salvador, Brazil

Create Your Own Walk in Salvador

Create Your Own Walk in Salvador

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salvador is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The main city of Brazilian state of Bahia, Salvador is a tasty cocktail of Portuguese, African and Brazilian cultures manifested in the colonial architecture set against a luring, tropical coastline. This walking tour takes you to the historic heart of the city which has retained much of its old-time atmosphere, reflected in the cobblestone alleys, large squares, colorful facades and numerous churches.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
South Salvador Tour

South Salvador Tour

South Salvador contains several great attractions worth seeing, with many architectural sites along the historic Avenida de Sete Septembrio. Several squares, monuments and sculptures can also be found in this part of the city. Take the following tour to discover the great attractions on Salvador’s south side.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Everyday Life Tour in Salvador

Everyday Life Tour in Salvador

The modern part of the city is the best place to experience Salvador’s everyday life. You will find many locals walking in its parks, a Protestant church, as there are many Baptists in the city, and a beach that gets particularly crowded with locals, especially on weekends. Take the following tour to learn more about the everyday lives of Salvador’s citizens.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Shopping Tour in Salvador

Shopping Tour in Salvador

Salvador is a paradise for shoppers where you can find arts, crafts and anything else for sale on its historic streets at very reasonable prices. Take the following tour to discover Salvador’s best stores, markets and shopping districts.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Lower City Tour in Salvador

Lower City Tour in Salvador

Salvador is divided into the historic Upper City, and the Lower City located on the waterfront. The Lower City has a great view of the Bay of All Saints and magnificent buildings, monuments and fountains. Take the following tour to see the best spots in this area of Salvador.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Museums Tour in Salvador

Museums Tour in Salvador

Salvador has a very rich artistic, religious and cultural heritage that is represented in its diverse museums. Museu de Arte da Bahia, the city’s oldest museum, is a must-see, and its religious museums are famous for their priceless sacred pieces. The following tour offers a unique journey to Salvador’s most popular museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km