Main Tourist Points of Salvador

Lacerda's elevator

For the soteropolitanos (born in Salvador), the Lacerda Elevator is just a way to cross the distance between downtown and the historic center. For tourists, it is a very attractive place. Do not forget to take a photo there, especially with the background to the Bay of All Saints - it's beautiful. The elevator had its works begun in 1869 and takes its name in honor of the engineer responsible for its construction. Passing by there, try an ice cream while admiring the sunset

Barra Lighthouse

Visiting the Barra Lighthouse is a "three in one" visit. At one glance, you know the Fort of Santo Antônio da Barra (where the Lighthouse is) and also the Nautical Museum of Bahia. The fort was the first to be built in the country in 1534, and the novelty is that, since May, the visit to the lighthouse, 22m high, has been reopened. Climbing 82 steps, you can have an even more beautiful view of the Bay of All Saints from above the lighthouse. The visit also allows you to get to know the maritime-themed exhibition, which tells a bit about the history of Brazil from the sea. The fort features a snack bar and a souvenir shop. Take your camera and enjoy the ride, which, sure, will yield good photos

Basilica of Our Lord of Bonfim

It is the most traditional church in Salvador, perhaps the most famous in Brazil. It was erected in the Sacred Hill, from 1745, and it is in its staircases that the famous celebration of the Wash of the Bonfim takes place.

A striking symbol of Bahia is the colored ribbons that stand on the church's bars. They are also known as "measure" because they originally had the right arm measurement of the image of the Lord of Bonfim. The believers tie a ribbon on their wrists, give them three knots, and each one makes an order - it is a tradition to buy ribbons in the city.