The immense coastline of the Northeast region of Brazil is the main factor contributing to local tourism. The beaches in the northeast are beautiful, many untouched, comparable only to those in the Caribbean, and place the northeast among the world’s major tourist routes. Millions of tourists arrive at the northeast’s […]
Bahia and Salvador Tourism Guide
The mixture of races, cultures and faiths, which has received generous doses of joy and syncretism, has given Bahia and Salvador a unique, upbeat atmosphere that attracts Brazilians and foreigners all year round.
It’s in the summer, however, that Salvador shines even brighter, with popular festivals that draw crowds behind religious images and, of course, the trios elétricos.
From December until Carnival, many people are honoured – from Senhor do Bonfim to Rei Momo. The faithful and revellers thank you!
Bahia is the historical and cultural cradle of Brazil
Brazil’s history was born in 1500, in Porto Seguro, and Brazilian culture was born in the second decade of the 16th century, with Caramuru, the patriarch of Brazil and the founder of Bahia, according to Jaboatão.
Tourist Attractions in Bahia and Salvador
Beaches, historical heritage and cultural traditions are the main attractions for tourists.
Folklore, cuisine, carnival and religious syncretism are highlights for those looking to get to know Bahian culture.
Bahia presents its tray of tourist routes and journeys into Brazilian history.
From centuries-old churches to the typical handicrafts of inland towns, from the diverse beliefs of its mestizo people to the myths and rites of local folklore, the state opens up into a veritable mosaic of attractions for those who wish to discover Bahia in all its grace and poetry.
Tourism guide to Bahia and Salvador with hotels and inns, travel tips and beaches.
Northeastern cuisine has been directly influenced by the socio-economic factors of the region. The dishes have characteristics of Portuguese cuisine, known during the colonial period; African culture, absorbed at the time of slavery; and indigenous food, inherited from the native population. The recipes generally include vegetables, beef and goat meat, […]
The Northeast has the best places and landscapes for practicing extreme and adventure sports such as parachuting, diving, rafting, scuba diving, kitesurfing and bodyboarding. When you think of Ceará, the state’s 573 km of coastline automatically comes to mind, with its warm, green waters and 300 days of sunshine a […]
Northeastern music includes rhythms such as coco, xaxado, martelo agalopado, samba de roda, baião, xote, forró, Axé and frevo, among other rhythms. The armorial movement in Recife, inspired by Ariano Suassuna, did an erudite job of valuing this popular rhythmic heritage from the northeast (one of its best-known exponents is […]
Northeastern culture is very diverse, as it has been influenced by indigenous peoples, Africans and Europeans. Customs and traditions often vary from state to state. Having been the first region to be effectively colonized by the Portuguese, back in the 16th century, who encountered the native populations there and were […]
Tourism in Bahia stands out because the state is one of the country’s main tourist hubs. Its vast coastal beaches, historic colonial sites, natural beauty and rich culture are a constant attraction for visitors from all over the world. Bahia is the state with the longest coastline in Brazil, covering […]
From the arrival of the Portuguese colonizers in 1500 until Brazil’s independence, many important events marked the history of Brazil. The historical events were recorded by the works of art of painters Oscar Pereira da Silva, Victor Meirelles, Jean-Baptiste Debret, Manuel José de Araújo and Pedro Américo. Main historical facts […]
The first mass in Brazil, held on April 26, 1500, just four days after the Portuguese landed in Porto Seguro, was depicted by Victor Meirelles between 1859 and 1861, while the artist was living in Paris. The painting was inspired by the letter written by Pero Vaz de Caminha to […]
Jean-Baptiste Debret (b. 1768; died 1848), French painter. Under the leadership of Joachim Lebreton (1760-1819), secretary of the fine arts class at the French Institute, Debret left his country in 1816 and went to Rio de Janeiro with the French group known as the French Artistic Mission, which had been […]
Baroque architecture is an important part of Western history and has unique characteristics that marked the urbanisation of Europe and are also present in Brazil. The first signs of Baroque architecture can be found in works from the early 16th century, but it wasn’t until the end of this period […]
When the Portuguese colonisers arrived in the south of Bahia in 1500, the Brazilian coastal lands were occupied by Tupi Guarani Indians. On the coast of Bahia, two large groups of the Tupi nation predominated: tupiniquins and tupinambás. The first group, the Tupiniquins, inhabited the strip from Camamu to Espírito […]
The history of Bahia began with the arrival of the Portuguese in Porto Seguro and then with colonization, the empire and the republic. The official history of Brazil began in Bahia; history records that the discoverer, Pedro Álvares Cabral, landed on the shores of the region where Porto Seguro is today, on […]
The Pataxós Indians have been concentrated in villages for at least 150 years, this indigenous group occupies the coast of Bahia on the coast of discovery, ranging from Belmonte and Santa Cruz de Cabrália, to the north, passing through Porto Seguro and Monte Pascoal, to Prado, to the south. In […]
The Folk Art of Northeast Brazil of Brazil reflects the extension of its territory and the diversity of its culture and some types of work are found, with small variations, in all states. While relying on tradition, the popular art of the Northeast discovers new languages, techniques and materials: the […]
A visionary, fearless and intelligent warrior. No one denies Lampião’s virtues. Now researchers are questioning the true historical role of Virgulino Ferreira. by Lira Neto They made murder a macabre ritual. The long dagger, up to 80 centimeters long, was thrust with a sharp blow into the base of the […]
Graciliano Ramos marked Brazilian literature with works that portray the life of the northeastern man in the sertão. The writer was part of the 2nd phase of modernism, which had regionalism as its main characteristic. Raquel de Queiroz, Jorge Amado and José Lins do Rego were some authors who shared […]