Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (1985)
Brazil

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As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also, from 1558, the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding Renaissance buildings. A special feature of the old town are the brightly coloured houses, often decorated with fine stucco-work. 

Brazil 1987. Salvador de Bahia. 400th anniversary of the St. Francis Convent. Brazil 1999. Panoramic view of Salvador de Bahia. Brazil 1988. Historic Center of Salvador de Bahia.

Other World Heritage Sites in Brazil (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Brazil-section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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