A turkey came to visit on our sea day between Rio and Salvador.
Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, has miles of scenic coastline with tranquil beaches surrounded by tropical vegetation. The city is known for its numerous churches—over 165 at last count!
Founded in 1549 on the Bay of All Saints, Salvador was Brazil’s capital in 1763. The early colonists established sugar and tobacco plantations that gained the region fabulous wealth. These same colonists used their skills brought over from Europe to build their businesses, churches and public buildings in the baroque style. Today, Salvador is home to the largest concentration of baroque colonial architecture in Latin America.
One of the many churches we could spot just from our balcony, but this one looked like it had trees growing out of it.We soon learned why...