Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A historic center of Salvador, Brazil (UNESCO 309)

A postcard of Pelourinho, a quarter in the historic center of Salvador in Bahia state, Brazil. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the Americas. The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture. Salvador is also known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival.
The historical center of Salvador is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and was declared as UNESCO WHS [source: Wikipedia]

UNESCO WHS: #309 / Cultural / 1985

Sent by Ricardo for private swap

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