04.20.2015 - 04.20.2015 93 °F
This is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil. The churches of the "Upper City" drew our attention as we slowly glided toward the dock.
The huge bay is the world's largest harbor.
The Handicraft Market is located in the Old Customs House just steps from our ship in "Lower Town".
The Candomble figures represent African religious beliefs.
The area was colonized by Portugal in 1549,and there are many magnificent buildings from the 17th through 19th centuries that have yet to be restored.
For .15 Reals (5 cents) each the Lacerda Elevator whisked us to the Upper City.
Crime and corruption are said to be huge problems in Brazil, but we felt plenty safe with police on every corner.
Salvador was Brazil's first capital city. It was a major Portuguese colonial slave port.
The Pelourinho District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sao Francisco Church, from 1597 - I can't believe we have actually been here twice! Thank you Crystal!
Isn't she cute?
Colorful fruit, artistically displayed
An artisans' workshop
We started walking in rain this morning and now we were glad to have umbrellas to shield us from the sun!
In this square, the Place of the Pillory, thousands of slaves were auctioned to the highest bidders.
Red Sox Nation in Salvador - this young man's family lives in Boston!
Sunset over Salvador and its 365 churches