Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, is also Brazil’s capital of Afro-Brazilian history and culture. Known for its historic colonial center, the African influence in its cuisine, and its gorgeous coastline, Salvador is one of Brazil’s most vibrant cities. It was also the country’s first capital! While studying abroad in Rio, I spent a week in Salvador with my exchange program. I would have loved to stay longer and get to know Bahia better, but it was enough time to make me feel connected with the people and places I was able to see. Here are a few snapshots from this amazing city.
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, check out this New York Times article about what to do with 36 hours in Salvador.
What’s your favorite picturesque city?