Thursday, December 05, 2013

#613 Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Salvador da Bahia is Brazil's capital of happiness due to many outdoor parties and street carnivals.

But it also was the Portuguese empire's first capital in Brazil.  The Pelourinho district, now protected as a UNESCO world heritage site, showcases Baroque architecture built during Portugal's golden age.

The historic district (upper town) and the lower town have been connected by an elevator since 1873.

Yours in exploring Salvador,

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