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Historic Salvador Free Walking Tour
Activities in Salvador

Historic Salvador Free Walking Tour

9.30 / 10
128 reviews | 1,083 travellers
The guide, Eduardo, was very polite, patient, and demonstrated to know the history of the places visited.
10 Maria Teresa

Discover all the secrets of the historic center of Salvador de Bahia and the neighborhood of Pelourinho when you take our fantastic free walking tour.

Historic Salvador Free Walking Tour

We will meet up at 9:30 am at Plaza Castro Alves Square before beginning our fascinating walking tour through the history of Salvador de Bahia and the Pelourinho neighborhood.

Strolling through Brazil's captivating coastal city of Salvador de Bahia, we will discover the secrets of iconic landmarks as the magnificent Rio Branco Palace and the amazing Lacerda Elevator​. Later, we will head into the Pelourinho neighborhood which is filled with 17th and 18th-century mansions that give this area a special charm. You will discover exactly why this area has been designated the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

We make a stop at the Praça da Cruz Caída square where you can enjoy incredible views of the ocean. Then our tour continues at the idyllic Largo do Pelourinho square where you will encounter the beautiful, baroque São Francisco church. You may recognize these enchanting streets from the video for Michael Jackson's hit song 'They don't care about us'.

Finally, we will stop to see the Church of San Francisco, a baroque architectural jewel, and after two and a half hours immersed in the main stories and legends of the old Brazilian capital, we will conclude the tour here, at 12 midday.


This free tour does not accept bookings for more than 6 people. If you are a larger group, you can book a private tour of Salvador de Bahia.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Guide in English

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Glauber Rocha Cinema - Praça Castro Alves square.