Articles with tag: south america

This is Praca Castro Avec Square, where the monument to Castro Alves is located.  City on the one side. An interesting triangle building, City on the other side. And we go there! In the middle of the street you see an ancient non-working clock. And his beautiful building...
We have already seen the lower city when we were on the Praca Tome de Sousa Square. On the left there is a Lacerde Elevator , connecting upper and lower cities. Modelo Market is straightway, and San Marcelo Fort is afar. It is high time to see the lower city. This is the upper deck of Lacerde...
Our route leads us down from the Largo do Pelourinho Square. Blue Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos is left behind. On the top there are towers of Do Carmo Church. Do Carmo Church was founded in 1585. And, as you see, there are a great number of stairs in front of it. Nearby is located...
So, we're on the Largo do Pelourinho Square . On the right you can see the Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos.  On the left Elvis Presley waves us from the balcony :) On the back you can see towers of Do Carmo Church. First of all, we drank a glass of juice. This is a City Museum. A...
We came from there (there is a Cathedral over there). Now we lead to Pelourinho district. Let's turn here and pass by the San Francisco Monastery . Church of Terseira de Sao Francisco is nearby. It was built in 1703. Such a marvelous carving on the Portugal sandstone. We go ahead. If...
Sao Francisco Church and Monastery are known to be the most luxuriously decorated buildings in whole Brazil. Due to a legend it took 1000 kg of gold to decorate the Church. Let's have a look! The entrance is on the left. This is an entrance to the gallery. In the gallery and the inner yard you...
Salvador is the city where major part of population is Afro American people. They are descendants of former slaves, who were brought here from Africa. Despite hundreds years of slavery, planting of Catholicizm, they didn't forget their gods and built their churches. But here are a lot of Catholic...
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...
The full name of city Salvador (portug.) is Sao Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos ("Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints"). And, as you see, it is very long. As for now it is the capital city of Bahia state, and in 1549-1763 it was considered as capital of Brazil. Today Salvador is known to be...