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Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) Tours and Activities

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Travelers who approach the relatively plain exterior of São Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de São Francisco) will be amazed by the ornate artwork, fine details and gilded ceilings upon entering this iconic colonial monument. Built in the early 1700s, the church took decades to complete. Its unique interior includes three aisles, rather than the more typical two, as well as some of the most impressive pillars, vaults and golden woodwork in the country. The classic Baroque style of São Francisco Church and Convent showcases one of the most spectacular examples of religious architecture and artwork, making it a destination for traveler seeking to experience the history, beauty and artistry of another era.

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Daily 9:30am-5:45pm
Praca Padre Anchieta,Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil, 40020-280
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Salvador Upper City tour - discover the World Heritage Site of Salvador.

Salvador Upper City tour - discover the World Heritage Site of Salvador.

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On this tour, you will know the most important places in the old part of Salvador. As it has been the first capital of Brazil this is also a historical tour. We visit the neighborhood of Barra, the place where the Portuguese colony started and where I discovered Salvador some decades ago... but I had more eye for the beaches at that time! We visit the iconic lighthouse to have a splendid view of the bay and ocean. We take the Avenue of the 7th of September to get to the Pelourinho, my favorite place in Salvador. It's also called the Historical Center, a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, and it's a must for the visitors. A complete old neighborhood, upon a cliff inside the bay, full of churches and magnificent colorful mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style. We visit this place walking through the lively squares and cobblestone streets experiencing the local atmosphere and people that will not let you impassive.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Private City Tour in Salvador

Private City Tour in Salvador

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Experience the highlights of Salvador during a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city. With your knowledgeable local guide and small group, visit sites like the Bahia Lighthouse, the Barra Fortress, the Jesuit Basilica Cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pelourinhio, the historical center of Salvador. Along the way, learn about the rich, eclectic history of this city, once the capital of Brazil, through informed commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Historic City Tour - Half Day in Salvador

Historic City Tour - Half Day in Salvador

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Departure from hotels to the Barra Lighthouse, the first stop for photos. The tour follows the Vitoria corridor, where the Bahia Art Museum and the Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, known as the Fan Museum and Balangandã, are located. This place is also known as the location of the concentration of Carnival blocks. We continue through Campo Grande Square, where one of the Carnival Circuits begins and we continue along Av 7 de Setembro to Pelourinho, Historic Center of Salvador, with a stop in the Municipal Square .. In the Municipal Square we have all the panoramic view of the Lower City. We can see the Mercado Modelo, Elevador Lacerda and the Bay of All Saints. We walked to Praça da Sé, a place that holds ruins of the first Basilica of Brazil next to the first Archbishop's Palace in Salvador. We continue the City Tour towards the Largo do Pelourinho, where is the Rosário dos Pretos Church and the Jorge Amado House Foundation (optional visit).
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.18
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$13.18

Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

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Get an overview of Salvador's highlights during this full-day tour with a local guide. Visit the historic sights of the city, its colonial mansions and monuments, including Dique do Tororó, Pelourinho, Bonfim Church and Lacerda Elevator. Have lunch at a local restaurant to taste some of Bahia's specialities. In the afternoon, visit Cidade Baixa, the outskirts of the city, which provide spectacular views of the port area of All Saints Bay. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Half Day Historical City Tour (Private)

Half Day Historical City Tour (Private)

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Discover the city of Salvador on foot during this 4-hour walking tour. Learn about the history of Brazil’s first capital and its significant influences from African culture. Visit popular landmarks such as Barra’s Lighthouse, Praça do Campo Grande, the Lacerda Elevator, the Golden Church, and more as you traverse the city with your private guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.72
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$36.72
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Salvador Essencial Private 6 Hour Tour

Salvador Essencial Private 6 Hour Tour

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Discover Barra Fort, Carmo Church, Montserrat Fortress, and much more on a private 6-hour tour of Salvador. All-inclusive transportation from your accommodation allows you experience the best of the UNESCO listed city’s attractions at a comfortable and leisurely pace. The tour is perfect for visitors who want to get a quick overview of Salvador or orient themselves to the for independent exploring.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Bahia 500 Years Historic Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Bahia 500 Years Historic Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Your only commitment is to relax and enjoy this trip through the history of the first capital of Brazil. We took you to your hotel and left for the Farol da Barra, one of the most famous scenery in Salvador. You will get to know nearby great tourist attractions like the Church of San Francisco and the Museum of Mercy. We will also guide you through a pleasant walk through the Historical Center of Salvador and all the colorful magic of Pelourinho. TCH is the best and most complete option in receptive in Bahia. With a special service, differentiated services and a modern structure, TCH presents to the tourist an even more charming Bahia, always with the joy and hospitality that are marks of the Bahia people. Everything to make each tour an unforgettable experience.  
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.49
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$18.49

Full City Tour Historic and Panoramic

Full City Tour Historic and Panoramic

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• Stroll along Barra Lighthouse, which marks the entrance to All Saints' Bay. • Get to know Tororó Dike and the Senhor do Bomfim basilica church, a sanctuary located on the Sacred Hill. Tie your ribbon under the temple railing. • Experience the transition between the new and the old, passing by the monument that represents the consolidation of the independence of Bahia and the neighborhood of Vitória, formed by the upper-middle and upper classes. • Explore the churches and historic monuments dating from the early 15th century and preserved to this day in Pelourinho.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Historical and Cultural Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Historical and Cultural Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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The tour begins at Farol da Barra, one of the most beautiful scenery in Salvador and where the best carnival in the country begins! Then we will go to the historic center, where we will visit Pelourinho and take a walk through one of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. After lunch (not included) we will visit the lower city. Come with us! See the Lacerda Elevator, tie your ribbon at Bonfim Church and take a little bit of Bahia to your home when visiting the Mercado Modelo. TCH is the best and most complete receptive option in Bahia. With a special service, differentiated services and a modern structure, TCH presents the tourist with an even more charming Bahia, always with the joy and hospitality that are hallmarks of the Bahian people. Everything to make each tour an unforgettable experience.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.04
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$49.04

Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

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Salvador da Bahia, with its historic city center and beautiful beaches, is a vibrant city of 3 million people. Make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights—Pelorinho, Igreja do Bomfim, Mercado Model, and Barra Lighthouse—with this private tour of the Bahia capital. Your own private guide, a local from Salvador, can offer insider tips on what to see and where to eat during the rest of your trip.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.10
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$91.10

Cruise Ship Special Private Tour Salvador da Bahia Historic Old Town Bonfim and Barra

Cruise Ship Special Private Tour Salvador da Bahia Historic Old Town Bonfim and Barra

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Cruise ships calling on Salvador de Bahia dock at a terminal located right downtown. With this tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers, make the most of your limited time in port with a compact tour that packs all the highlights, including the Pelorinho historic center, Itapagipe Peninsula, Fort Monte Serrat, and the art deco Lacerda Elevator. With time-saving transport to and from the cruise terminal, you’ll have time for lunch on your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.70
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$125.70

Discovering Pelourinho Walking Tour

Discovering Pelourinho Walking Tour

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If you want to experience the “ real deal” in Salvador, I’m your kind of guide! Enthusiasm; energy and lots of information are my trademarks and after a morning together you will see my as your best friend and your guide! Definetly love showing my city around and you will love it too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.27
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$64.27

Salvador Full Day City Tour - a complete day to discover this magic Salvador!

Salvador Full Day City Tour - a complete day to discover this magic Salvador!

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The best way to experience the city of Salvador, dive into its history, culture, religiosity, and the habits of the people of Bahia, is to combine the Upper City and Lower City tours into one Full Day tour (see also the descriptions of the Upper and Lower City tours). One of my favorite places in the Upper City is the Pelourinho neighborhood, where besides the beauty of the monuments, squares and colonial houses, you can feel the sympathy, energy and joy of the Soteropoletanos - that's how the locals of Salvador are called - who work and live in this lively neighborhood. Maybe you'll be able to experience some action, like Capoeira dancing or a local drum band performing in the streets. You will have the opportunity to lunch in a cozy, local restaurant and taste one of the delicious regional dishes, such as my favorite, the "moqueca", a stew of fish and or seafood prepared in the African way! This tour offers you an unforgettable experience with satisfaction guaranteed!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Historical Salvador City Tour

Historical Salvador City Tour

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Explore the Historical District of Salvador on this 4-hour walking tour.Visit the original fort built at the entrance to the Bay of All Saints, constructed to protect the city from invasion. Visit the Barra Lighthouse, the Historical Center of Pelourinho and the Teatro and Balé de Castro Alves while enjoying commentary from a knowledgeable guide. Imagine what living in Brazil hundreds of years ago must have been like. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.28
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$19.28

Private Historic and Beach Tour.

Private Historic and Beach Tour.

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Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this 7 hour private tour through Salvador da Bahia, ending at its most beautiful beaches.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Private Walking Tour of Salvador

Private Walking Tour of Salvador

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Walking through the cobbled streets of Pelourinho is an exciting experience. In this 3 hours walking tour, you will be living and feeling a blend of culture with the strong African influence, that makes this Old Town unique and one of "must-see" places in the world.
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  • 3 hours
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$57.66
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$57.66
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Salvador Historical City Tour

Salvador Historical City Tour

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Explore the old town of Salvador, known as the Pelorinho, on this guided tour. Visit historical and cultural sites like the Praça de Se, Largo Torreio de Jesus, and Largo Pelorinho, as well as churches like Cathedral Basilica and the Franciscan Monastery. Then, enjoy a traditional moqueca lunch (a Brazilian saltwater fish stew) at a local restaurant.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.54
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$36.54

Free Hotel stay with 2 tours

Free Hotel stay with 2 tours

Citytour and Beach Tour at the north Coast, free Hotel stay. 2 stunning days with our insider that knows his way around in town and at the north coast with it´s fabulous beaches. 2 full day tours and a free room night at Pousada Rancho Fundo *** are included in this package.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.68
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Transfer roundtrip in Salvador with Historical City Tour

Transfer roundtrip in Salvador with Historical City Tour

Enjoy a convenient roundtrip transfer from the Airport and the must do Historical City Tour of Salvador. You’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel or vice-versa. A representative will greet you when you clear airport customs and at your hotel lobby. Ensure a safe and convenient transportation for you at your arrival and/or departure. The best and fast way to get to your destination, 24h a day, 07 days in the week! Leave all the work to the staff that will meet you in the airport or at your hotel, and just relax on a quiet and comfortable transportation. Enjoy this guided city tour of Salvador, home to beautiful Baroque-style architecture. Walking on the streets in the Historical District of Salvador feels like being taken back to ancient times in Brazilian history. Visit the first fort that was built at the entrance point of the bay of All Saints to protect the city from an attack. A stop at the city center is a must for anyone staying in Salvador da Bahia!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.53
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$63.53

Private Exclusiv Cruise Tour max 4 passangers Salvador da Bahia SUV

Private Exclusiv Cruise Tour max 4 passangers Salvador da Bahia SUV

Special comfortable and exclusiv tour with a good overview of Salvador da Bahia. SUV air conditioned car and walking through town, we will show you this fantastic city from a local kind of view. Normally we leave the harbor around 9 am and return by 4 pm; however, the duration and departure times are subject to your arrival in Salvador da Bahia. This is a small private group with a maximum of 4 travelers.  You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador, including the old town's historical center, the Pelorinho, and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church, Igreja do Bomfirm, lighthouse, and Fort Monte Serrat, the elevator lacerda, an art-deco elevator that connects the lower to the upper part of Salvador.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.23
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$137.23

Salvador, Afro-Brazilian Capital city

Salvador, Afro-Brazilian Capital city

2 PEOPLE MINIMUM.  Spend the day exploring the city with a private guide. In the Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador de Bahia, walk through the area declared world heritage by UNESCO. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the area through your local guide's commentary. Appreciate and discover those African's influences and culturals peculiarities wich ones turn Salvador so special in Brasil. Board a private vehicle to see other attractions in the area, such as the Bonfim Church and typical places such as the local food market of Sao Joaquim. Complete overview of local culture and history, including the afro-brazilian typical local culture with the Candomblé religion...
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$126.85
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$126.85
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Luxury Private Exclusiv Salvador da Bahia SUV City Tour (max 4 pax)

Luxury Private Exclusiv Salvador da Bahia SUV City Tour (max 4 pax)

Special comfortable and exclusiv tour with a perfect overview of Salvador da Bahia.  Maximum 4 Guests in a party. You privat guide and driver in an SUV air conditioned car. And a guided walking tour through town, we will show you this fantastic city from a local kind of view. Normally we leave around 9 am and return by 4 pm; however, the duration and departure times are subject to your personal needs and wishes . You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador, including the old town's historical center, the Pelorinho, and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church, Igreja do Bomfirm, lighthouse, and Fort Monte Serrat, the elevator lacerda, an art-deco elevator that connects the lower to the upper part of Salvador. Lunch is of course a typical baian dish already included.
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  • 7 hours
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$229.49
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$229.49

Historic and panoramic citytour: Salvador the first Capital of Brazil

Historic and panoramic citytour: Salvador the first Capital of Brazil

Spend a full day exploring Salvador, the capital of Bahia. Get to know the city’s colorful history and culture as you walk through the old city, and explore churches, a historic lighthouse, an art deco elevator with unmatched sea views. Take a train to a local market where you stop for a traditional Bahian lunch. Sip coconut water straight from the coconut and people watch on the busy square. Then move on to the coast for ocean views and to explore the Barra Lighthouse.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.26
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$73.26

Historical City Tour and Panoramic Tour from Costa do Suípe and Praia do Forte

Historical City Tour and Panoramic Tour from Costa do Suípe and Praia do Forte

Walking on the streets in the Historical District of Salvador feels like being taken back to ancient times in Brazilian history. Visit the first fort that was built at the entrance point of the bay of All Saints to protect the city from an attack. A stop at the city center is a must for anyone staying in Salvador da Bahia! You'll be captivated by Salvador's extraordinary architectural heritage and history on this half day guided city tour. Salvador da Bahia, known as the "Happy City", is considered the cultural capital of Brazil. From religion to sports, this family friendly sightseeing tour has something for everyone!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.64
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What are Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) hours of operation?
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Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) hours of operation: Daily 9:30am-5:45pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) costs USD 13.18. Guided Sao Francisco Church and Convent (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco) tours start around USD 13.18 per person.
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