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.
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.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in 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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
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 3 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.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Glauber Rocha Cinema - Praça Castro Alves square.