Salvador Bahia - Salvador 3: The First Cathedral of Brazil Demolished: History behind Catholic Church in Brazil

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Salvador 3: The First Cathedral of Brazil Demolished: History behind Catholic Church in Brazil

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(3 reviews)
Old Town, Pelourinho, Salvador Bahia, Brazil
45 mins

About the tour

Welcome again to Salvador!!! Let's keep exploring the Old Town, also called Pelourinho in my hometown? Catholic Church is very important in Brazil and as Salvador was the first Capital, here it was built the first Cathedral and Bishop House in the Country. The construction was done just next to the first Governor House and City Hall, inside the old walls of city. It was also facing the ocean and one of the most beautiful constructions that we had in the city of Salvador. It was demolished and now the Cathedral is in Terreiro de Jesus - what hapenned? Come to hear your "guia baiana" and book the tour!! This is the first tour to see a bit of the most beautiful churches and the history behind Catholic Church in Brazil. As you know me, I have always the official version of the history and also the "side B" of history to tell you during my tours. "365 igrejas a Bahia tem. Numa eu me batizei, na segunda eu me crismei, na terceira eu vou casar com a mulher que eu quero bem". According to this song of Dorival Caymmi the Catholicism, brought by the Portuguese, is very present in the 365 churches spread throughout the city, one for every day of the year. I am not sure if we can visit 365 churches with HeyGo, but we will see a good selection of them, specially the ones that have the "sincretismo" - mix of Catholic Traditions and Candomble in Salvador. Come and let's see the history of the first Cathedral in Brazil!

Meet sayurikoshima


My work is to make your days incredible in Bahia. I am Asian-Afro-Brazilian, born in Salvador in the 1970's and working as a tour guide since 2011, studied Law in Sao Paulo and Language Studies, but now I am 100% working as a tour guide. As an independent traveler, I understands the needs for a real and safe experience in my hometown. I love Brazil and I am blessed to live and work in Bahia. I try to work with tailor- made tours and make you feel home in Brazil, with the best tourist attractions but at the same time with the local experience. I will be happy to guide you in Portuguese, English or Spanish in Bahia. My tops tours tailor made are: Gastronomy Experience, Afro Heritage, Favela Tour, Reconcavo Baiano (01 hour from Salvador) and By night with PubCrawl

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Salvador Bahia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Salvador Bahia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers


30 June 2021

I am in favor of series with church more for Catholicism, Jesuits, Christian, Jewish migration there after Holocaust or exodus from Europe. I have learned more today. Thanks!

Michaela (Austria) M.

30 June 2021

Sayuri did an excellent job explaining the history of the cathedrale and the surrounding area. She also gave us input about the importance of religion for the country and we got some beautiful postcards :) Thanks, Sayuri, for taking on this subject - will try to join more of your religion tours since it is really interesting to see differences and similarities between our two countries!

Lourdes T.

30 June 2021

The cathedral is fantastic! Thank you for a very nice tour, the first of its kind on the topic!

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