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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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F: Carnaval 2009 - Ladeira Pelourinho, Rua do Taboão

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G: Rua do Taboão, Pelourinho - Carnaval 2009

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Text by Steve Smith.

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