As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also, from 1558, the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding Renaissance buildings. A special feature of the old town are the brightly coloured houses, often decorated with fine stucco-work.
Salvador de Bahia,
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Production and personalities:
Director: Jens Ducker
Participant: Peter Wendt
Producer: Ralf Nolting, Ernesto Aramayo, J. Pablo Kummetz Sponsor: 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union; UNESCO WHC
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