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culture walk

Explore the baroque city of Salvador

culture walk

Explore the baroque city of Salvador

22 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English, Spanish, Portuguese
culture walk

Explore the baroque city of Salvador

culture walk

Explore the baroque city of Salvador

22 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

A very nice architecture view about the portuguese colonial city. You will learn the history of the formation of the original nucleus of the city of Salvador from the vision of an architect and urban planner. You will get in touch with details of the Portuguese colonial urban design and baroque architecture present in the mansions, churches and public buildings. Our starting point will be the Tomé de Souza Square where is the Lacerda Elevator and some of the main public buildings of the Upper City. There you will know a little of the history of the city's foundation and its geographic and urban disposition in Cidade Alta (High City) and Cidade Baixa (Low City). From there we will depart towards the Pelourinho where more information about the Portuguese colonial urbanism and the baroque architecture will be presented. From Terreiro de Jesus Square, we will leave to explore the Church of São Francisco, one of the main baroque monuments of Brazil, where we will enter for a quick visit. Then we will continue along other streets of Pelourinho always with information about the architectural characteristics of the Baroque city to the Largo do Pelô, where new information regarding the architecture and society of the time will be presented. At this point we will finish our walking. *This is not a tour, as I am not a tour guide. Here, we will see the historic city from the perspective of its architecture and urban colonial design, through the eyes of an architect and local resident.

Your host

Ícaro

Ícaro

I am an architect and urban planner trained for 12 years and a passionate about the history and culture of my city. In love with the Historic District Old Downtown of Salvador, where I defend the idea that knowledge and heritage education lead to its preservation. Currently, I develop research in the academic masters with a focus on this region. As an architect and urban planner, I offer a specific vision focused on baroque architecture and colonial urban design present in the Historic Center of Salvador, where I believe there is a good part of the soul and culture of this unique city in the world. Please, note that my english is not a 100% good but I can make a good conversation and people can understand me easily.

What's included

Tickets
Tickets for access to the Church of San Francisco are already included in the total amount.

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Where you'll be

In the Historical Center of Salvador, visiting, within the original nucleus of foundation of the City, its streets and historical buildings. Visit to the Church of San Francisco will be accompanied by comments on the architecture and baroque art present in that temple.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Access to other unlisted churches is not included. You can buy your water during the tour. Light clothing and comfortable sidewalks are recommended. Beach clothes should be avoided in churches.
Ícaro
culture walk
Explore the baroque city of Salvador
22 reviews
€23 / person
22 reviews
€23 / person