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To discover

Around Villa Bahia

Located in the heart of the historic center, Pelourinho, you can visit the neighborhood on foot from Villa Bahia.
In addition to the numerous churches, including São Francisco, Rosario dos Pretos, and the Cathedral, and the museums, the neighborhood is full of shops and galleries of artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, which can be discovered along its steep streets.
Further on, you can explore more popular neighborhoods to visit the Church of Bonfim, the Ribeira neighborhood, the very picturesque São Joaquim market, or the colonial ensemble of Solar do Unhão.
For the beaches, accessible by taxi or bus, the closest and suitable for swimming is Porto da Barra.Plus loin, on peut partir vers des quartiers plus populaires pour visiter l´église de Bonfim, les quartier de Ribeira, le marché très pittoresque de São Joaquim, ou encore l´ensemble coloniale du Solar do União.
Pour les plages, accessibles en taxi ou autobus, la plus proche et propice pour la baignade est celle de Porto da Barra.

Some good gourmet addresses

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Cuco Bistrô

Pelourinho, a few steps from Villa Bahia, varied cuisine, terrace with musical entertainment in the evening from 7 pm.
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Casarão 17

Pelourinho, Terreiro de Jesus, perfect for children as it offers homemade burgers, pizza...
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Maria Mata Mouro

Pelourinho, varied cuisine in a green patio a few steps from Villa Bahia.
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Av. Contorno, one of the city's great names, on the edge of Todos os Santos Bay.
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(Marina) one of Salvador's trendy spots; Japanese and local cuisine, on the edge of Todos os Santos Bay.
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Le Glacier Laporte

Pelourinho, the best ice cream in Bahia!
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Le Cafelier

Carmo, tea room in an old colonial house with a view of Todos os Santos Bay.
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Acarajé da Cira

Among the best acarajés in the city, sales points in Itapuã and Rio Vermelho.
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(Av. Contorno/Aflitos) seafood, local and Italian cuisine, with a view of Todos os Santos Bay.
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Churrascaria Boi Preto Prime

Boca do Rio, the best churrascaria in Salvador!

Fêtes & Festivals

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Festivals and celebrations

Bahia is a heart that beats to music. There is always a party, a show, or an event happening somewhere, day or night. Our receptionists will be happy to inform you about the current programs during your stay.
Among the major events, in January, there is the Lavagem do Bonfim, famous for Oxalá, the supreme deity of Candomblé, in syncretism with Jesus, Lord of Bonfim.
In February, Carnival, of course, whose date is not fixed but ends on Mardi Gras. On February 2, there is also the Festa de Iemanjá, in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood, in homage to the goddess of the sea, where offerings are placed from the beach.
In June, the Festas Juninas celebrate Saint John, when the city is adorned with colorful banners and "country" dances and music invade the streets and squares of the historic center.
New Year's Eve on December 31, with several beaches hosting spectacular fireworks and many public or private parties organized throughout the city.