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May 30, 2008

Sights: Salvador, Bahia

Market (Mercado Modelo) by the bay.

African-Brazilians make up the majority of the population in Salvador.

The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in the northeastern region of the country. Over 80% of the population of metropolitan region of Salvador is of Black African origin, and African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. The historical center of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. source


Anonymous said...

great facts

Fly Girl said...

Great post Ebony. It's also important to know that Pelourinho Square is named for the whipping posts that used to be in the center of it. It was once a place for African pain and now it celebrates the beauty and longevity of the culture.


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