Black History in Bahia: Walking Tour in Pelourinho

by Sayuri Koshima - SKTour Like a Sotero
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  • Location
    Salvador, Bahia , Brazil
  • Duration
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • Português (Portuguese),
    • Español (Spanish),
    • English
  • $


Salvador in Bahia is considered the most African City and Pelourinho is the heart of our Black History.

We will walk in the Old Town, Pelourinho area, talk about and experience the afro-heritage in Bahia, you will also have the chance to hear music and meet locals.

Starting in front of Sao Francisco Chuch - the most famous "gold" church in Brazil - you will see the first Black Association in Brazil - Sociedade Protetora dos Desvalidos/ SPD (1832). This Institution was fundamental for the survival of many blacks in the post-abolition period. Here we will talk about our first Black History Hero: Manoel Querino

Walking in the Streets of Salvador let's go towards the Escola do Olodum (School of Olodum) and check the history of the music of Bahia, the Samba Reggae of Mestre Neguinho do Samba

Along the walk you will see the most important afro Brazilian heritage traditions food (Acaraje), religion (Candomble) and local artists. As you were in the city with the tour guide, you will meet some local artist of local black businessman in Salvador!

We will finish the tour in Pelourinho Square, the most important area in the Old Town, where in the past we had a whipping post and enslaved Africans were sold but today is very famous for being the place to celebrate Afro Brazilian Culture.

For an even more in-depth experience I suggest to adding"roda de conversa"  - A quick talk with a leader of the Sociedade Protetora dos Desvalidos - SPD or entrepreneur. for more information please inquire.

Meet Your Guide

Sayuri is a blasian (Black Asian) Lawyer, Teacher and Tour Guide. She loves Bahia and Salvador is  her hometown.

Virtually she tries to give you the best experience that will bring you to see the real Brazil and Bahia Culture, Colors and Afro Heritage.  The tours are designed to make you feel at home in Brazil, checking the best tourist attractions but at the same time with the local experience.

Experienced guide, working since  2011 in Bahia and your tours can be in Portuguese, English or Spanish in Bahia. She is also a very experience slow traveler with long term stays in United States, Europe and Asia (Japan).

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Preparing for your Experience

This is a private live virtual tour - you will need to use Zoom. If you do not use, zoom we can send you a second option to watch the tour. 

As a  professional local guide, Sayuri will  will be showing you the sights in real time, directly from the streets of Salvador, Bahia.

Please send us a message if you would like to request a specific date and time, also if you need to adjust the itinerary for any specific purpose.