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Center of it all

This area is very popular. You have performers and locals hanging out. In the evenings on some... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
Shawn R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice buildings all around

There are nice old buildings all around the square, and food stalls are selling cheap snacks. Nice... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
ogol17
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

This area is very popular. You have performers and locals hanging out. In the evenings on some nights they have live performances.

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed August 12, 2017

There are nice old buildings all around the square, and food stalls are selling cheap snacks. Nice for a short visit.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This square is located right in the historical district and is a great place to go in the evening, when it's packed with people, food stalls and people dancing the ever so popular samba - this is true Brazilean Bahia Culture at its best!

Thank Johan P
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

The upper city is of better weather than the lower Both are the historic old city connected by elevator it is less crowded so we sit down and relaxed

Thank Mostafa A
Reviewed January 14, 2017

If there are any events - it is there. Along the praca you can try some local food. Amazing view for the ocean!

Thank Misssalissa
Reviewed November 30, 2016

On the square on the opposite side to the Cathedral and close by to other churches. There is usually a small daily market on the square adjacent the fountain.

Thank Les W
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed by the old part of Salvador. I loved the vibe, the colours, the shops and people and Pravda de Se is the heart of the old city, lots of interesting churches and landmarks. Great

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Situated in the old, historical part of the city - Praca da Se is a smallish square consisting of water fountains, street vendors and market stalls and on occasion, a variety of eccentric and lively, local dance performances. Nice place to just sit and relax,...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Sorounded by many historic buildings and beautiful churches is the perfect point to begin a walking tour. Be careful with the people trying to sell or "give you something as a gift" they become anoying. Women dressed as "Bahianas" charge for each picture and get...More

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed May 8, 2016

There are two settlements in Salvador, the lower city and the ancient old city. It is dangerous to walk up the road as it makes you vulnerable to motor bike gangs so either take a taxi or ride the unique lift that transgresses the two...More

Thank Elsie J
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