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Brazil. Salvador. Upper city. Tome de Sousa Square.

Capi4ca • 4 minutes read • June 11th, 2016

Salvador city

is divided into 2 parts:  the upper city and the lower city. To connect two parts there was built a lift in 1872, and in 1930 it was reconstructed by engineer Lacerde and named after him. Exactly this lift is the center of the city. All the paths from all over the city lead here in the upper and lower city.
Here is the upper deck of the

Lacerde Lift

1-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgNear the lift you may see the Rio Branco Palace. It is a former residence of the Governor of the state. Nowadays a Museum of Brazil is located inside.
2-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgJust look around:
3-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg4-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg5-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgBut the main is the view of the

Bay of All Saints

from here, and of the city. Leftwards there is a Lacerde Lift.
6-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg7-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg8-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgA Modelo Market it is the former slave market. Slaves from different places were brought here to work at sugar plantation. Locals couldn't manage with the work themselves.
9-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgThis is a Fort San Marcelo.It was built on reefs in 1608 - 1623. It is easy to monitor the ships from there. As for now, and always before, it belongs to militarists.
10-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgAnd this is the lower part. Here are only markets, stocks, and houses of the people with not that big income.
11-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgAnd we proceed next. The Square is left behind! We were met by girls in national clothes. They make photos with tourists for extra charge, of course.
12-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg13-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgThe sculpture of Fallen Cross symbolizes a destroyed by greed church. In 1933 on this place the old church was destructed to build the circle road for transport. The Archbishop, who allowed destruction, received the residence as a present. But afterwards the square Praca da Se became a pedestrian one again. 
14-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgThe monument to the first archbishop of Brazil, whose name is Pedro Fernandez Sardinje.
15-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpg16-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgThis is a monument to those, who fought against slavery.
17-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgAnd now we get to the Terreira de Jesus Square. This orange building is actually the African-Brazilian Museum.
18-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgThe Terreira de Jesus Square. How many churches are here!
19-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgAnd bright houses are also taken into account! :)
20-praca-tome-de-souza-brazil.jpgTo be continued.
Author: Capi4ca
Translated by: Vera Lungol

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