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Quadrado Histórico de Trancoso Quadrado Histórico de Trancoso

The center of Trancoso, called “Square” is beautiful and deserves as much attention as the beaches of the region.

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Tourist destinations on the coast of Bahia are usually marked by beaches and natural beauties, but the village of Trancoso has much more to offer! Its historical center, called “Square” enchants tourists with its colonial houses and their jack, almond and other old trees. A soccer field guarantees entertainment for the children.

Listed as a historical landmark by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Iphan), the Square is full of colorful little houses that make up the landscape. Around the Square there are inns, craft shops and restaurants (both chic and rugged), responsible for the city’s entertainment. The Square is where it all happens!

One of the local attractions is the Igreja de São João. Built in 1656, the Church is located on top of a cliff, 400 m high, with its back towards the beautiful green sea.

The numerous bars, with tables outside for those who want to enjoy the view, start to open early evening and candles light the entire Square, making the city even more charming.

Key information and tips

Tourist Services : +55 (73) 3012-2782

Opening hours:
Open 24/7

Free admission

Duration of the Visit
2 hours
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Quadrado Histórico de Trancoso


Centro de Trancoso, BA

The best way to know Trancoso and its historic center is on foot. The city is very inviting for those who walk through its streets and beaches.

Trancoso is such beautiful and nice city, that biking around town is an attraction in itself. Rent a bike.

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