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Fantastic view for moon rise.

Fun. Lots of nice little local stores with artesian goods. Good coffee place. At 6:00pm the church... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Arraial d’Ajuda, the peace and beauty

If you are lucky enough to have found this very quaint, off the beaten pathway of most places in... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Salvador, BA
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Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Fun. Lots of nice little local stores with artesian goods. Good coffee place. At 6:00pm the church has live choir singing Ave Maria. The sound is amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to have found this very quaint, off the beaten pathway of most places in the world that most Americans and Canadians dont travel to because they dont know of it, God Bless You, You are in for a treat! Porto...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Charming historic centre of Arraial d’Ajuda. Small square surrounded with tourist shops and restaurants and at the far end the church. One visit will do though, since variety of shops and restaurants is very limited, almost all selling the same kind of stuff and food.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DutchCarioca
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Definitely must see if in Porto Seguro. We went there as a part of day tour but it is only short ferry ride from Posrto Seguro. Feels so cool, music on the street, nice restaurants and boutique shops. Best to go in the evening when...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Greg R
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very colourful street with lots of shops with cheap souvenirs, bars, restaurants and amazing view to the beach! There is a fence behind the church covered with colourful ribbons (typical ribbons based of wish ribbons of Senhor do Bonfim) and the view from there is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Interesting coloured buildings leading to the church. Quite lively at night with local people coming together to eat and drink. Also live music nearby.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great place for a walk and to take pics. Nice view of the surroundings and many souvenir shops with cheap souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank adelaidesurflifesavr
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Thé largo in front of the church is a very nice place for a drink. The atmosphère is less touristic than mucuge street.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Christian et C... M
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Always in Bahia you have to go down to the churches around, they all lovely, beautiful and full of history and amazing sculptures and style. And the best thing on this place, behind the church you can 'tight your wishes' by the massive wall and...More

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