From £50 pp
Salvador is Brazil’s connection with the old world, a place where Portuguese Colonial architecture clashes and blends with the pulsating energy of Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian community.
Once the beating heart of Portugal’s New World empire, it’s a jumble of peeling pastel houses and terracotta-tiled roofs, cobbled streets and extravagant churches, all injected with the kind of local energy that leads almost daily festivals.
Nowhere else in Brazil can you experience so much of the incredible culture brought over by slaves from Africa, as it is present in the food, the music, the martial arts, in virtually every aspect of daily life.
Throw in an incredibly attractive coastline that matches the beauty of the Old Town, and you’ve got yourself one of Brazil’s most addictive destinations.