Year of 2017

Itapuã Lighthouse in Salvador, Brazil

Dozens of lighthouses line the shores of Bahia, a coastal state in Brazil. The Itapuã Lighthouse is on the peninsula where the city of Salvador is located, signaling approaching ships on the Atlantic Ocean. The tower is closed to the public, but the grounds around it are open for a stroll if you’re spending some time on Itapuã Beach.

Salvador, also known as São Salvador, Salvador de Bahia, and Salvador da Bahia, is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. With 2.9 million people, it is the largest city proper in the Northeast Region and the 3rd-largest city proper in the country, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Population: 2.90 million (2014)
Area: 267.57 sq miles (693 km²)
Travel tip: Brazil’s former capital is renowned for its African -influenced cuisine, music and architecture. Known as “the Capital of Joy,” because of its exuberant week-long Carnaval celebrations, Salvador brims with contemporary music and art amid architecture that has gone untouched since the 17th century. @tripadvisor
Nearby airport: Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
Colleges and universities: Federal University of Bahia · Catholic University of Salvador · Universidade Salvador · Federal Institute of Bahia · Jorge Amado University Center · Escola de Música da Universidade Federal da Bahia