The Candomblé, an afro Brazlian religion, is still practiced in all social levels ; the state of Bahia is its birth place ; The first capital of Brazil, Salvador, is well worth a visit with its polychrome houses, baroque churches from the colonial era and its festive atmosphere when you visit before
and during the carnival.
Morning, visit of the historic centre,
Walk in the heart of the old town (the Pelourinho): a magnificent collection of colonial houses, renovated in pastel colours (light & dark blue, bright pink, yellow and pale green), The paved streets, richly decorated churches : the San Francisco church – amazing baroque church where inside it seems covered with gold leaf – the basilic cathedral – ancient church of the Jesuit college built in the 17th century, a master piece of colonial baroque architecture.
Overnight in the hotel of your choice.
Salvador 2 nights