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Pelourinho

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Pelourinho means whipping post in Portuguese, and this was the old slave auction location in the days when slavery was common. Slavery was outlawed in 1835, and over time, this portion of the city, though home to artists and musicians, fell into disrepair. In the 1990's, a major restoration effort resulted in making the area a highly desirable tourist attraction. Pelourinho has a place on the national historic register and named a world cultural centery by UNESCO.

Easily walkable, Pelo has something to see along every street, including churches, cafes, restaurants, shops and the pastel-hued buildings. Police patrol the area to ensure safety.

http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/southamerica/a/BraPelourinho.htm

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Brazil

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A: Pelourinho - Salvador - Bahia - Brazil

di Farjoun, Daniel, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Pelourinho - Salvador - Bahia - Brazil

B: Ladeira Pelourinho, Carnaval 2009

di Fernando Pinto, 10 metri di distanza

Ladeira Pelourinho, Carnaval 2009

C: Ladeira Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

di Fernando Pinto, 90 metri di distanza

Ladeira Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

D: Rua do Taboão, Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

di Fernando Pinto, 90 metri di distanza

Rua do Taboão, Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

E: Ladeira Pelourinho, Taboão - Carnaval 2009

di Fernando Pinto, 100 metri di distanza

Ladeira Pelourinho, Taboão - Carnaval 2009

F: Carnaval 2009 - Ladeira Pelourinho, Rua do Taboão

di Fernando Pinto, 110 metri di distanza

Carnaval 2009 - Ladeira Pelourinho, Rua do Taboão

G: Rua do Taboão, Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

di Fernando Pinto, 120 metri di distanza

Rua do Taboão, Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

H: Escadaria do Paço

di Fernando Pinto, 200 metri di distanza

Escadaria do Paço

I: Santa Barbara Church at Pelourinho - Salvador - Bahia

di Farjoun, Daniel, 210 metri di distanza

The Santa Barbara Church was built on the oldest neighborhood called Pelourinho, in Salvador - Bahia

Santa Barbara Church at Pelourinho - Salvador - Bahia

J: Igreja Santa Bárbara

di Fernando Pinto, 220 metri di distanza

Dizem que em Salvador há uma igreja para cada dia do ano. Esta é uma delas, a  Igreja Santa Bárbara f...

Igreja Santa Bárbara

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