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And that ascent will bring you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pelourinho. This was the center of town back in the day, and a tourist Mecca now.

The blue church on the right is Igreja NS do Rosario dos Pretos, built by slaves in their free time on land given to them by the King of Portugal in 1704. It took 100 years to complete.

Sugar grows well in Brazil. It was introduced here in the year 1550, and not long after that, African slaves were brought in for its cultivation. This 'square' is the site of the first slave market in the Americas. (It wasn't until 1888 that slavery was abolished in these parts.)