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Salvador de Bahia

A January 2008 trip to Salvador by statesidecruiser

Elevador Lacerdo - Salvador Photo, Salvador, Brazil More Photos
Quote: Salvador is the state capital of Bahia, though Brasilia is now the capital of the country of Brazil. Portuguese is the official language.

Salvador de Bahia

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Elevador Lacerdo - Salvador Photo, Salvador, Brazil
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Our first port of call in Brazil is the capital of the State of Bahia. It is located on the northwest coast and in 1549 was the first Brazilian city to be established by the Portuguese. Salvador is the state capital of Bahia, though Brasilia is now the capital of the country of Brazil. Portuguese is the official language.Salvador is built on a steep incline, rising from the port in two levels. The upper and lower portions are connected by a series of lifts, cable cars, and winding roads. A tropical climate (77F year round) is accompanied by gentle breezes blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean and All Saints Bay. Miles of beaches outside the city make those areas ideal vacation spots....Read More