The city of Salvador in Bahia boasts an authentic blend of two strong cultures which comprises a great reflection of the city itself and the people who live there. In the old town of Santo Antonio Além do Carmo, in the cidade alta de Salvador (Upper City) there is an exotic and unique boutique hotel called the Aram Yami Hotel. The highlight of this lovely hotel is the stunning views, the most impressive on the Bay of all Saints.
Salvador Old Town
With approximately 3 million inhabitants, Salvador da Bahia is one of the most populated cities in Brazil. It was the first colonial capital of Brazil and boasts a vibrant combination of African and Portuguese culture. LocalNomad would like to take you on a photographic tour of the city with images of the top tourist attractions in Salvador da Bahia.
View of the Cidade Baixa (Lower City) and Cidade Alta (Upper Town) in Salvador, connected by the Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator).
View of the Baía de Todos os Santos (Bay of All Saints), with the Elevador Lacerda and Mercado Modelo shopping mall, in the Comércio district in Salvador
The luxurious district of Graça in Salvador is home to the oldest church in this historic city, the Church and Abbey of Nossa Senhora da Graça. Full of legend and tradition, this church has a love story behind it, a love between a Brazilian Indian girl and a Portuguese sailor.
This famous story is about an Indian girl from the Tupinambá tribe and a shipwreck survivor. The Indian girl, originally called Guaibimpará, was baptised Catarina Álvares Paraguaçu in Saint Malo, France. She was offered by her father, Chief of the tribe, as a wife to the Portuguese sailor, Diogo Álvares Correia, who departed to Brazil on a French vessel and was shipwrecked off the coast of Bahia in 1509.