Salvador – World Cup 2014 Hosting City

It is two days break for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. It is time to prepare for the 2nd phase of the knockout phase. 8 countries are left for the fight to get the throne of FIFA. While the players are resting from the playgrounds and the spectators from watching, here is another article about one beautiful hosting city, Salvador.

The historical name of this city is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos which in English translates into: “City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints”. This city is also known as a Brazil’s capital of happiness because of the many outdoor parties and carnivals. It is the third most known city in Brazil after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

It historical centre often called “Pelourinho” it is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. According to British newspaper “The Guardian”, Salvador is a home to the 3rd best beach in the world Porto da Barra Beach, in Barra Neighbourhood in 2007. It is also a city where the biggest carnivals in the world are held. Take a look at those stunning photos and enjoy this city. There is still time to watch a great football match in this FIFA World Cup 2014, because one will be held in Salvador’s Arena Itaipava Fonte Nova for sure.

Aerial view of Salvador

Image by Fotos GOVBA via Flickr

All Saints Bay and Atlantic Ocean in Barra Neighborhood

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Port of Salvador

By André Fofano Gama/ME/Portal da Copa (Portal da copa) [CC-BY-3.0-br], via Wikimedia Commons

Marco da Fundação, Salvador

By by Luan (Português: Fotografia tirada por mim.) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lacerda Elevator

Image by Eliane Kobayakawa via Flickr

Salvador’s Street Carnival

By Floridianed (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Salvador Colorful Buildings

Image by olivier Peyre via Flickr

Arena Itaipava Fonte Nova

By ME/ Portal da Copa/ Março de 2013 [CC-BY-3.0-br], via Wikimedia Commons

Image by Turismo Bahia via Flickr

Image by Elisson Rios via Flickr

Image by Turismo Bahia via Flickr

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