About Largo de Pelourinho
Rua Alfredo do Brito
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This old neighborhood is located in Salvador's historic town center in the cidade alta (upper city), and is located slightly to the east of the center of town, just off of the Rua de Alfredo Brito.
First To Review: Eli G.
Jan 7, 2009
Largo de Pelourinho is a large plaza in the Pelorinho area of Salvador. Here you can find some of the more famous organizations in Salvador, such as the "Sons of Ghandhi" or 'Filos de Ghandy" who wear turbans and perform during Carnavale. There are alos shops and hostels in ther area s well. Every Tuesday night there are parties in Largo de Pelourinho with live music and cheap drinks sold at stands. Be careful though, because there are lots of beggars and pipckpockets. Make sure to take care with your valuables. Also, the square can smell pretty strongly at times! An excellent time to visit is at the end of June, during Festa Junianas when there are parties and dancing throughout the square with live onstage music!
Oct 28, 2008
Hot, humid and full of culture. These tired buildings still hold their charm and the people will charm you while trying to sell their wares. Step into my shop they will say - while all they have for sale is hanging off of their arms. Visit the old cathedrals and wander up and down the streets - buy some replicas of the silver charms given to slaves in which they collected to one day buy their freedom.
Aug 12, 2008
While Pelourinho is a bit touristy, the sounds of drums echoing across the area at night are absolutely amazing! The incredible architecture and history, combined with the unique culture of the people, and the friendliness of Brazilians makes this city and this part of Salvador a great place to visit! There is quite a bit of crime in the area, so watch yourself at all times, especially at night.
Jul 9, 2009
This is the part of town with old, beautiful colonial buildings which, along with the Baianos and Baianas, led to Salvador being called The Black Rome. It's a wonderful place with squares, twisty streets, Bainas in traditional dress selling wares, outdoor cafes, music at night, and you can even go to Jorge Amado's house!