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Salvador is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Bahia is one of the oldest established settlements in all of Brazil. Formally known as Cidade de Sao Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos the city is characterized by its friendly, warm atmosphere and welcoming locals. The city is renowned for its authentic charm along with rich cultural heritage drawing visitors from far off places. It has unbound energy that few cities can match and pulsating heart of the country’s Afro-Brazilian community. From music to great food, from dance to martial arts from tropical splendour of Bahia to gorgeous coastline Salvador is truly a magnificent place to enjoy a great fun-filled holiday trip. So book flights to Salvador now and unwind yourself.
Salvador was the capital of Brazil until 1763 and then succeeded by Rio de Janeiro. For three centuries it was the major port for slaves arriving from Africa and thus one can easily see the African influences on its music, dance and cultural attractions. Enjoy your sightseeing tour to Salvador with a visit to Pelourinho which is a UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its impressive European architecture which has survived centuries and now is decked with streets, squares and churches are the most iconic places in Salvador. You surely love to visit the 18th century church Sao Francisco which is one of the magnificent Baroque churches which displays wealth in the form of ornate wood carvings and gold-leaf décor. Another worth visit church is Nosso Senhor do Bonfim which is the most famous of all Salvador churches and represents the co-existence of the two predominant religions in the area the Catholicism and Candomble which originated in West Africa. If you love beaches then there is no dearth of them in Salvador as the city sits on a peninsula that separates the large natural harbour of Baia do Todos Santos from the Atlantic Ocean. Both the bay as well as the ocean is lined with some magnificent beaches where you can hang out with locals, enjoy picnic and beach site activities like swimming, surfing etc.
Salvador is a tropical beach destination is a gateway to several top world beach resorts. It is a year- round destination but it rains a lot with higher levels of humidity between April and June. December to March is the high season to visit and is the best time for those who want to share the exuberance. Temperatures are high but it rains little and humidity is not as high as compared to other months. This is the good time to visit from a weather standpoint is also a crowded period with high hotel rates.
The major connecting city when flying from London, United Kingdom to Salvador is Sao Paulo. Some major airlines that offer flights from London to Salvador is Azul, GOl Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Canada, LATAM, KLM, Air France and Air Europa. From London to Salvador Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Monday is the most expensive day. London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London city and Salvador Luis Magalhaes –Dois De Julho are the major commercial airports.
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