13th International RIdIM Conference & 1st Brazilian Conference on Music Iconography

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Tourist information

Salvador is a very lovely city with an extremely comfortable climate over the entire year. Generally sunny and bright, its climate is very warm and quite humid, particularly during July.



Tourism and recreation

The coastline in Salvador is one of the longest urban beaches in Brazil. There are 50 km (31 miles) of beaches between the High City and the Low City, from Inema, in the railroad suburb, to the Praia do Flamengo, on the other side of town. While the Low City beaches are bordered by the waters of the All Saints Bay (the country's largest bay), the High City beaches (from Farol da Barra to Flamengo) are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The exception is Porto da Barra Beach, the only High City beach located in the All Saints Bay.

The capital's beaches range from calm inlets (what do you mean), ideal for swimming, sailing, diving and underwater fishing (what is underwater fishing – I think fishing is enough), as well as open sea inlets with strong waves, mainly perferred by surfers. There are also beaches surrounded by reefs, forming natural pools of stone, ideal for children.

The big hotels are usually situated at the Atlantic seafront. There are smaller hotels in Barra and Porto da Barra, others (generally less expensive) located at Avenida Sete de Setembro, and still others (usually inexpensive) are sited in and around Pelourinho.
There exist also so-called pousadas (guest houses or bed and breakfasts) in Barra, Pelourinho, and Santo Antônio, and hostels (albergues) which are mostly located in Pelourinho.

Restaurants and coffee shopsHere is the link to a map of restaurants in Salvador.


Major attractions As one of Brazil's most important cities, Salvador has a rich and very diverse cultural life.


Handcrafts and typical musical instrumentsSalvador is the ideal place to to buy Brazilian Handcraft, such as pottery, laces, typical musical instruments (berimbau and atabaques - drums). The Mercado Modelo is a must for all interested in shopping these kind of goods.

Religious attractions

Banks and Currency exchange calculator Banks are weekly open Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 to 16.00, and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays.
Almost every bank provides ATM service throughout the city (in mall-centers, at gas stations, etc.)

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July 20-22, 2011 - Salvador (Bahia), Brazil