RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today is a birthday day! Salvador celebrates, this Monday, March 29, 472 years since its foundation, which occurred in 1549. It seems a long time, doesn't it? 472 years... But everything is relative. Damascus, the Syrian capital, and Beirut, in Lebanon, for example, are around 5,000 years old
And even though it is still young, Salvador is a city famous all over the world for its beaches, Carnaval, historical attractions, for being the first capital of Brazil, the city of music recognized by Unesco, and many other qualities.
To celebrate the 472 years of . . .