Brazil’s ‘capital of happiness’
Look up Salvador da Bahia on Wikipedia and you’ll discover that this city is known as Brazil’s ‘capital of happiness’, due to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival.
We think that makes for a pretty good introduction to what we know to be a fabulous city and a great vacation destination.
MSC Cruises’ luxury ships stop over at Salvador da Bahia to enable our guests to sample a taste of this exciting cultural city and experience this happiness for themselves!
Located on the north-east coast of Brazil, Salvador is the third most populous Brazilian city, after São Paulo.
As the first colonial capital of Brazil, Salvador da Bahia is one of the oldest cities in the country. Much of the population of Salvador has Black African ancestry and the city has retained its Afro-Brazilian roots making it an important centre for culture and the arts.
You can experience a little of this enthralling heritage on the ‘Bahia by Night’ tour, where visitors can enjoy a show of typical Afro Bahiana music and dance.
Visually, the city is stunning, with 17th- and 18th-century architecture dotted with gold-embellished churches – why not learn more about the city’s history on our historical Bahia tour?
Other great deals and excursion packages take in the spectacular scenery around Salvador da Bahia, providing some of the best ways to see the area and creating a unique day out.
Let us help you plan your day off the ship and take advantage of everything that this spectacular holiday city has to offer.