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Pelourinho: Architecture & Monuments

Dec 24, 10 Pelourinho: Architecture & Monuments

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Palácio Rio Branco Marking the eastern edge of Pelourinho (or the entrance to the city, depending on your point of view), the Palácio Rio Branco stands as a fabulous example of Brazilian architecture from the early 1900s. Before the current building was constructed in 1919, the site had number of previous incarnations. In 1549,...

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Historic Churches in Pelourinho

Mar 31, 09 Historic Churches in Pelourinho

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Catedral Basilica de São Salvador As you walk into the main praça of Pelourinho, called the Terreiro de Jesus, the Catedral Basilica will be on your left. You can’t miss it; it’s the largest and most impressive church in the praça, built in the early 1600s, not long after the founding of Salvador. Much of the original...

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Pelourinho (Centro Historico) and Bonfim

Mar 31, 09 Pelourinho (Centro Historico) and Bonfim

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Over 800 colonial mansions and Baroque churches lean against the hillside of the old city center of Pelourinho. It was here at the Largo do Pelourinho where slaves and outlaws were publicly whipped (the word Pelourinho means whipping post). During its heyday, Pelourinho was the center of Salvador, the capital city of the colony and...

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