Pelourinho, in Salvador, Brazil. This historic area encompasses several blocks around the triangular Largo. It is the location for music, dining & nightlife. In the 1990s, a major restoration effort made the area a highly desirable tourist attraction. Pelourinho is on the national historic register & was named a world cultural center by UNESCO in 1985. Easily walkable, it offers something to see along every street, including churches, cafes, restaurants, shops & the pastel-hued building
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of martial arts, dance and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps. The word capoeira probably comes from Tupi, referring to the areas of low vegetation in the Brazilian interior.