FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Destination Guide - Salvador

Salvador da Bahia possess an energy and unfiltered beauty that few cities can match. 

Salvador was once the magnificent capital of Portugal's great New World colony. Its brilliantly hued center is a living museum of 17th- and 18th-century architecture and gold-laden churches. Salvador is also renowned for its incredible art movement. Wild festivals occur frequently here, with drum corps pounding out powerful and infectious rhythms almost on a daily basis.

Salvador is rich with culture, history and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Salvador is rich with culture, history and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Once a major South American slave trade hub, Salvador grew under deep influence of not only the Portuguese but also that of its African descendants. The presence of African elements is all around in Salvador, from the circles of capoeira (a combination of martial art and dance brought to Brazil by African slaves) on the plazas and open spaces, to the fragrant scent of acarajé (bean and shrimp fritters) and other delightful African delicacies. 

Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova will host a total of six matches (4 group stage, 2 knock-out) and has a stadium-capacity of 52,048

Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova will host a total of six matches (4 group stage, 2 knock-out) and has a stadium-capacity of 52,048

Group Stage Matches at Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova.

Group Stage Matches at Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova.

Aside from the many attractions within the city, there are endless stretches of pristine beaches and gorgeous coastline right outside the city.

World-class soccer, Rich and Diverse culture and mind-blowing natural beauty awaits in city of Salvador. Soccer fans heading there are set for an unforgettable experience!

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