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good starting point to tour around the historic centre.

one of the few places in the pelourinho area that you can reach by taxi or uber as in most roads... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
MRC20132014
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London, United Kingdom
A very important Plaza

Not to be missed because of the history. During Carnaval, it was very lively. With our guide... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
lotuszen52
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Centro Historico, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Praca Terreiro de Jesus is the hub of Pelourinho, the Cidade Alta, but comes with more than its fair share of name confusion. First, locals sometimes refer to it as the Praca de Se, Cathedral Square, but the praca next door already owns that...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

one of the few places in the pelourinho area that you can reach by taxi or uber as in most roads are closed for traffic. also easy to catch a taxi or uber from their. within short walk from the main pelourinho area and elevador...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Not to be missed because of the history. During Carnaval, it was very lively. With our guide, Luciano, we learned a lot. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

This great plaza has some vendors that sell real traditional food from Bahia. The plaza is within the historical center and it is one of its entrance. Nice place.

Thank Fabiano F
Reviewed August 12, 2017

There are nice buildings around the square, and it's always full of locals and tourists. It's a good place for people-watching and getting the feel of the old city.

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Reviewed November 30, 2016

This place is a must see the culture, the people, the foods, the smells, the music, the street entertainers, people watching. this place is great but don't go anywhere in this area very late at night, then this is a different place after the tourist...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

This is a squre in the hystorical center of Salvador where you can eat typical local food and specially at nigth some palyers and capoeira dancers perform

Thank AntonioAGSC
Reviewed February 12, 2016

Cool to see. Always something going on. At the intersection of a few busy streets. 3 churches located in one square! That enough is to see.

Thank funkdoctor8
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Try to filter out the moderns hawkers and colorful lembrança-de-bahia-banded tourists, squint, and rewind 500 years back to imagine wooden boats carrying the Portuguese royal family to these unknown shores, where they replicated their lands and traditions and religion, good and bad. This square was...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Praca Terreiro de Jesus is the hub of Pelourinho, the Cidade Alta, but comes with more than its fair share of name confusion. First, locals sometimes refer to it as the Praca de Se, Cathedral Square, but the praca next door already owns that...More

1  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Located at entry of Pelorinho (Salvador historic district) Location of Salvador's Catherdral, numerous shops, Cabtina da Lua Restaurant (live music (with small cover charge) nightly, Cravinho bar

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