Unveil Salvador’s UniquenessCaught UNESCO’s Attention
Salvador is the capital of the State of Bahia, also known as the city of all Saint has a unique energy and beauty that few cities have. Salvador has a unique African heritage that can be felt in its streets, ultimately becoming the most African city in the Western Hemisphere. Not to mention, it’s the birthplace of a nation and home to one of the most famous carnival in the world.
The distinctiveness of this city has caught the attention of UNESCO, becoming a World Heritage Site, as well as being classified as City of Music by the select UNESCO creative cities network.
If you could describe Salvador in one word, it would be contracts, starting with a walk through the iconic colonial Pelourinho quarter with breathtaking monuments, architecture and churches from the 16th – 18th century. The scenery will start to change as you’re walking down, towards “Comercio” located along the bay, expelling a more European vibe featuring restaurants with a rich history, iconic buildings, breathtaking boulevards and a unique dock.
Do not perceive Salvador as an historical locations, it modern traits are carefully blended with its colonial past, religious beliefs and European and African heritage, becoming a captivating yet mystical place.
Another interesting factor of Bahia is that’s the percussive heart of Brazil, its rhythmic soul is African, with a mind boggling myriad of rhythms that continues to attract many international musicians to these shores, a few of them are Paul Simon, Wayne Shorter, Michael Jackson among others. A highlight for incentive groups in Salvador is a percussion workshop in Pelourinho, an instructive, interactive, engaging and fun activity, where participants learn how to play some of the instruments.