São Francisco Valley

The cities in the São Francisco Valley have a wealth of culture that has been accumulated since colonial times.

What’s more, great surprises are to be found along the way for those who decide to explore its landscapes.

Tourist attractions in the São Francisco River Valley

  1. Bom Jesus da Lapa
  2. Barreiras
  3. Juazeiro
  4. Paulo Afonso
  5. Petrolina
  6. São Desidério
  7. Wine Route in the São Francisco River Valley

But the São Francisco Valley is also special for lovers of good wines, since it was the place chosen by some wineries that have become specialised in enotourism, wine tasting tourism.

The São Francisco Valley is the region drained by the São Francisco River and its tributaries.

The São Francisco Valley is largely located in the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, Pernambuco, Sergipe and Alagoas.

It is a fertile area that has received several federal and governmental irrigation investments.

It has become an important producer of fruit and vegetables.

The most developed sub-region is that comprising the cities of Juazeiro (Bahia) and Petrolina (Pernambuco), which has become the largest urban conglomerate in the semi-arid region.

Its produce is almost completely exported through Petrolina airport and Suape harbour, both in Pernambuco, and the Port of Aratu in Salvador-Ba and also through the Producer’s Market in Juazeiro-BA, the largest trading post in the north-east of Brazil.

Juazeiro da Bahia, the main border point between the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, is still a thriving commercial centre on the banks of the River São Francisco and a modern agro-industrial hub with intense export activity.

The city still retains some monuments of civil architecture from the last century, and has modernised with the urbanisation of the riverfront and the renovation of the arches of the Eurico Gaspar Dutra bridge, now occupied by small bars and restaurants.

Tourist Guide to the São Francisco Valley in Bahia