Salvador's Historic Center is a great place to explore this city's rich history. I recommend going early to beat the crowds. Pictured here is the Church of Sao Francisco which has a very rich history dating back to the 1700s', after an earlier structure was burned down by invading Dutch forces. The church's interior is very impressive as well as most of the surfaces are covered by golden sculpted gilt woodwork.
Colin Roohan traveled to Brasil in partnership with EMBRATUR, Adventure.com , and LATAM as a part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more information on Colin’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.