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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - Bahia’s sun-drenched capital, Salvador, is an architecture gem; founded in the 1500s it is one of the oldest cities in Brazil and home to impressive colonial and baroque styles. The city was the first capital of Brazil and remained so until 1763, and much of the historic architecture still exists, as well as many new modern developments.

The array of buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries and cobblestoned streets in the historic center, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?