Santana, Brazil

Feira de Santana is a city in Bahia, Brazil. It is the second most important city in the state, located 115 km northwest of Salvador, Bahia's capital city.

Feira de Santana is famous for its parties and festivals, such as Senhora Sant'Ana in the second week of January, which features activities such as bumba-meu-boi, segura-a-véia and burrinha. The Micareta carnival party is held 15 days after Passover; the Festival of Violeiros, in September; and the Donkey Race in November. The city boasts several interesting tourist destinations including the market of popular arts, the museum of contemporary art and the Antares Astronomical Observatory.

Things to see and do

* Parties & festivals
* Market of popular arts
* Antares Astronomical Observatory.
* Museum of contemporary art
* Leather Market

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Population – 540,000 approx
Land Area – 1,362.880 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55

Transport Links – Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport lies 20 km (12 mi) north of Downtown Salvador. The road to the airport has already become one of the city's main scenic attractions.

Salvador's long-distance bus station is in the middle of the new city, 14km from downtown. Salvador is accessible via scheduled buses from all around the country and from Paraguay.

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