Contrasts abound in Salvador: The Upper City, where the iconic colonial Pelourinho Quarter is located, towers above the bustling banking and shipping sector; meanwhile, there are the sprawling Lower City suburbs stretching deep into the bay, as well as the Atlantic ocean suburbs. The modern rubs shoulders with the colonial past; religious beliefs mingle, as do European and African bloodlines.

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Best Time to Visit

Salvador can be visited all year round. The months leading up to Carnaval will be the most culturally active in Salvador as people prepare for the event. Avoid July through September because of the rain. The best months for visiting are October through March.


Be Sure To

Visit the headquarters of the TAMAR Project, the national sea turtle preservation project and one of Brazil's most successful ecological programs. The visitors' center provides a unique up-close view of these majestic animals.

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