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

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

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!

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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 guide's hard work, 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.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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