We arrived in Salvador at night. In the morning we began exploring this beautiful place. Salvador is in the northeastern state of Bahia. For the first time we saw Portuguese colonial architecture experienced some of the Afro-Brazilian culture and saw the coastline. .
In the historic heart of the city, the Pelourhino, we walked along the narrow streets decorated for the week-long Festival of St. John. Street musicians kept the beatOur guide, Wanderlay, took us into the Sao Francisco Church and Convent, a Baroque work, built between 1708 and 1723. The gold-painted wood and elaborate carvings in the nave of the church was an unexpected surprise.