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Brazil's former capital is renowned for its African-influenced cuisine, music and architecture. Known as "the Capital of Joy," because of its exuberant week-long Carnaval celebrations, Salvador brims with contemporary music and art amid architecture that has gone untouched since the 17th century.

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Salvador is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. Salvador is also known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the Americas. For a long time, it was simply known as Bahia, and appears under that name (or as Salvador da Bahia, Salvador of Bahia so as to differentiate it from other Brazilian cities of the same name) on many maps and books from before the mid-20th century. Salvador is the third most populous Brazilian city, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The metropolitan area of the city, with 3.5 million of people, however, is the seventh most populous Brazilian urban agglomeration, and the third in Brazilian Northeast Region.

 

The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil's Northeast. The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture. This reflects a situation in which African-associated cultural practices are celebrated. The historical centre of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

 

 

Climate

Salvador features a tropical rainforest climate with no discernable dry season. Temperatures are relatively constant throughout the course of the year, featuring warm and humid conditions. Salvador's driest month of the year is January, where the city receives on average 11 cm (4 in) of precipitation. Salvador's wettest months are between April and July when at least 20 cm (8 in) of rain falls during each of these four months.

 

 

Cuisine

The local cuisine, spicy and based on seafood (shrimp, fish), strongly relies on typically African ingredients and techniques, and is much appreciated throughout Brazil and internationally. The most typical ingredient is azeite-de-dendê, an oil extracted from a palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) brought from West Africa to Brazil during colonial times.

 

Using the milky coconut juice, they prepared a variety of seafood based dishes, such as Ensopados, Moquecas and Escabeche. The sugar cane bagasse was mixed with molasses and Rapadura, in the creation of coconut desserts like Cocada Branca and Preta. The remaining of the Portuguese Stew sauce was mixed with manioc flour to make a mush, which is a traditional Indian dish.[citation needed] In the markets of Salvador, it is possible to find stands selling typical dishes of the colonial era. In the Sete Portas Market, customers eat Mocotó on Friday nights since the 1940s, when the market was inaugurated. In the restaurants of Mercado Modelo (Model Market), Sarapatel, stews and several fried dishes are served regularly. In the São Joaquim, Santa Bárbara and São Miguel markets, there are stands selling typical food. They are also sold at stands located on the beaches, specially crab stews and oysters. The restaurants that sell typical dishes are located mostly along the coast and in Pelourinho. They prepare a wide variety of recipes that take palm tree oil.

 

 

Recommended hotels

 

Hotel Sol Barra - Address 3 Star Hotel  Avenida Sete De Setembro 3577 - Porto Da Barra Salvador

Sol Victoria Marina - Address 3 Star Hotel  Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2068 Corredor da Victória Salvador

A Casa das Portas Velhas Boutique Hotel - Address 3.5 Star Hotel  Largo Da Palma 6 Nazaré Santana Salvador

Pousada Noa-Noa - Address 2.5 Star Hotel  Avenida Sete de Setembro, 4295 Salvador

Casa do Amarelindo - Address 4 Star Hotel  Rua Das Portas Do Carmo 6, Pelourinho Salvador

Pousada des Arts - Address 3.5 Star Hotel  Rua Direita De Santo Antonio 90 Salvador

Hotel Studio Do Carmo - Address 3 Star Hotel  Ladeira do Carmo 17 Pelourinho Salvador

Hotel Bahia Do Sol - Address 3 Star Hotel  Av. 7 De Setembro, 2009 Vitória Salvador

Hotel Villa Bahia - Address 4 Star Hotel  Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco N. 16/18, Pelourinho Salvador

Pousada Encanto de Itapoan - Address 2.5 Star Hotel  Rua Nova Canaã, 48 - Farol De Itapoan Salvador

Pestana Convento do Carmo Hotel - Address 4.5 Star Hotel  Rua Do Carmo 1 Pelourinho Salvador

Pousada O Ninho - Address 3 Star Hotel  Rua Afonso Celso 371 Barra Salvador

Pousada do Baluarte - Address 3 Star Hotel  Ladeira Do Baluarte, 13 . Santo Antônio Salvador

Pousada Estrela do Mar - Address 3 Star Hotel  Rua Afonso Celso 119 - Barra Barra Salvador

Solar do Carmo - Address 3.5 Star Hotel  Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, 108 Santo Antônio Salvador

HI Albergue do Porto - Address Hostel  Rua Barao de Sergy, 197-207, Barra Salvador

 

Women from Salvador, Bahia

Females from Salvador are not weak ar all! Next to intelligence they just know what they want in life. Want to know more about these hot females! yeah read our brazillian women manual.

 

• Hot girls from Salvador cone in any skin colors, hair colour and collour of eyes, but just like in India a light skin tone if preferred The darker people are considered lower, since they often have a job outside. In our opinion those are maybe the hottest out there. Significant about the darker, that they bleach their hair blonde. The dark women also wear more makeup, since this suites her skin tone better. The Brazillian girls are overall very sexy, and have al large sexual appetite. They follow india in the segment of cosmetic surgeries. Which are than again mostly to ligtnen their skin tone.

• The average brazillian women is highly educated, they speak more languages and prefer to go for their own succes and have a good carreer.

• Still a lot of women in the region Salvador will end up with family jobs instead of going for their dream carreer. This is maybe because of the culture.

 

• Most women from Salvador are obsesses with theri looks, with their visual looks, figure and therefor fitness and sports are quite important for them.