Trip Planner:   South America  /  Brazil  /  State of Bahia  /  Salvador  /  Pelourinho

Pelourinho, Salvador

3.7
#1 of 317 in Things to do in Salvador
Neighborhood · Other
Create an itinerary including Pelourinho
A stroll through the historic Colonial district, Pelourinho brings you past brightly colored Renaissance buildings decorated with fine stucco work. This district has an extreme wealth of historical monuments dating back to the 17th through 19th centuries. Nicknamed "Pelô" by residents, this old part of the upper city encompasses several blocks around a triangular Largo. The large open-air market offers artistic and cultural souvenirs, as well as churches, museums, and shops housed in pastel-colored buildings. You'll find decadent restaurants and cafés and a lively local music scene with a bustling nightlife. Percussion musicians play drums in the streets including the areas signature berimbaus, which you can buy in several of the surrounding shops. Make Pelourinho a part of your Salvador vacation plans using our Salvador trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Pelourinho

Pelourinho reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
17,096 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Pure positive energy! The drumming, restaurants, smiling faces, capoeira, concerts, local shops and easy environment just make this a magical place. There's always something to do, or maybe nothing... 
    Pure positive energy! The drumming, restaurants, smiling faces, capoeira, concerts, local shops and easy environment just make this a magical place. There's always something to do, or maybe nothing...  more »
  • Very nice mix of culture, excellent dining, and tropical laid back atmospere. One of the nicest experiences we had in Brazil 
    Very nice mix of culture, excellent dining, and tropical laid back atmospere. One of the nicest experiences we had in Brazil  more »

Plan your trip to Salvador

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.