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Brazil Travel Guide - Brazil Tourism Information


Candomblé and Umbanda Salvador Bahia

Oxalá and Iemanjá are deities as familiar to people from Bahia as Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are to the rest of Brazil, the largest Catholic country on the planet. ...
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The birthplace of Capoeira Salvador Bahia

Culturally emblematic and a genuinely Brazilian sport, capoeira is a mixture of martial arts, dance, and ritual developed by African slaves in Brazil sometime in the late 18th or early 19th century. ...
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Salvador de Bahia Travel Guide

Salvador was chosen as Brazil's earliest capital for its attractive geographical attributes. Seventy meter (230 foot) bluffs divide the upper and lower parts of the city, which are known as Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa, respectively. From the heights of Cidade Alta the entire Baia de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay) can be seen, making it impossible for ships to approach unnoticed, a feature that was particularly attractive to its 16th century founders....
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