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Salvador da Bahia

Salvador was the first capital of Brazil when the Portuguese seat of royal administration was placed there. It later became the first slave market in the New World, a time when the exquisite, high-baroque Church of São Francisco was constructed. The historic neighborhood of Pelourinho, which contains the largest accumulation of colonial architecture from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Americas, faces problems of traffic, pollution, overpopulation, crime, and the impact of tourism. The project was a joint venture between several institutions to create a data set that would be used for site management and restoration.

Country
Brazil
Field Documentation
July 26, 2004
Culture
Portuguese, Amerindian, African
Historical Period
1549 CE - 1763 CE
Location
12° 58' 28" S, 38° 30' 33" W
Site Authority
None

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