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Río Vermelho and nightlife in Salvador

Salvador de Bahía Special Guide. 18-Oct-2010 .Traveler Oliveira
The coastal district of Rio Vermelho concentrates the best of the Salvador de Bahía night and the most important Yemanjá tradition, on February 2

If the Pelourinho is full of churches, the coastal district of Rio Vermelho instead is full of bars of all kinds and sizes, and has been transformed in recent years in the great bohemian redoubt of Salvador de Bahia , and a very important point of the nightlife of the city: there are discos, restaurants, pizzerias, sushibar and many bars open to the street.

Vista de Río Vermelho - Salvador de Bahía
Vista de Río Vermelho - Salvador de Bahía
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Although it is a neighborhood that has not been highlighted by its beaches, it is well on the coastline of Salvador passing Ondina and before Pituba, the sea by this area of ​​the coast has many stones but is always present; in the Santana length ( Watch satellite map ) and its surroundings is remarkable movement on Saturday night and Sunday In the afternoon, when the square is filled with outdoor tables of the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs concentrated in its surroundings, this part of Rio Vermelho is also called Largo da Dinha (in fact I I always knew him by that name through my Bahian friends) in homage to the bahiana cook of acarajé Dinha(deceased in 2008) whose acarajé was and is, as she continues her post and a restaurant called Casa Da Dinha through his descendants, one of the most famous in Bahia.( see bahianas de acarajé )

Río Vermelho - Salvador de Bahía
Río Vermelho - Salvador de Bahía
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A few meters away( Watch satellite map ) the bar/restaurant/cultural space" Casa da Mae "offers very good live music some days a week, also samples of art and photography, although the activities change constantly, a very nice atmosphere very close to the sea meters from the beach of Rio Vermelho, to drink or eat and enjoy live music days when there is music.

Fiesta de Yemanjá en Río Vermelho
Fiesta de Yemanjá en Río Vermelho
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Another highly recommended bar in Rio Vermelho, not far from the Largo da Dinha is the Boteco do França, small and charming, located in a narrow alley cut from Rio Vermelho ( View in satellite map ). Its atmosphere is pleasant and intimate, both inside and outside, awarded in 2007 by the prestigious magazine Veja as the best boteco (small bar) in Salvador, has a huge photo in its background with the photo of its owner receiving that distinction.

In the Largo da Mariquita </​​em>( Watch satellite map ) there are several restaurants with tables on the square and on one side one of the positions of Acarajé ( see bahianas de Acarajé ) most famous: the post of Cira , very close to there, one of the most popular places of the Bahian night: the Mercado do Peixe & nbsp; ( Watch satellite map ) with many places to eat and drink alongside each other, a budge option ca to drink and eat near the sea, but it is worth clarifying that music and the environment may be too popular for some.

Rio Vermelho, in addition to its night, has another attraction that can not be missed in February, the feast of Yemanjá(the goddess of the sea) on February 2; that of the Rio Vermelho beach is the most famous Yemanja festival in the city. You have to dress in white if you want to be in tune with the tradition and feel like a Bahian for a day.

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Vista de Río Vermelho - Salvador de Bahía
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Fiesta de Yemanjá en Río Vermelho
Fiesta de Yemanjá en Río Vermelho

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