Historic Salvador da Bahia, Unesco Site, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Salvador da Bahia is a city known as Brazil’s “capitol of happiness”. Salvador da Bahia is one of the oldest cities in Brazil and the Americas in general, dating back to 1549. Salvador is largely an African American city, with over 80% of its population of African descent.
As a result, Salvador da Bahia has rich African cultural influences alive in its cuisine, its dance and its artistry. Brazil’s famous Capoeira, a mix of dance and martial artistry, was born in Salvador da Bahia from early Afro-Brazilian performers. Salvador is also home to the largest street party on the planet, the world’s greatest Carnaval party with nearly 2,000,000 in attendance.
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