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Historic Salvador Free Walking Tour
Activities in Salvador

Historic Salvador Free Walking Tour

9.30 / 10
98 reviews
The guide Eduardo is excellent, he knows a lot of history and he transmitted it to us very well, he really is to recommend !!
10 Elena Beatriz
  • Free
  • English English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

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'.

After exploring Salvador's charming historic center, and hearing its fascinating secrets and legend, our tour finishes at 12 pm at the Convento Do Carmo in the heart of Pelourinho.


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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


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.

More Information


2 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Guide in English

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

Glauber Rocha Cinema - Praça Castro Alves square.


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