Item Details

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: City of a Thousand Churches

Global Screen
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving in 1558 to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding examples of Renaissance architecture. A special feature of the old town are the bright, polychromed houses which are often decorated with stucco of high quality.
Release Date
1996
Run Time
13 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12
Notes
  • Originally released by Global Screen, 1996.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 12, 2017.
Series
Treasures of the World: Central and South America
Contents
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: City of a Thousand Churches (13:32)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Global Screen, [1996]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
  • 144072 Infobase
  • [144060]s Infobase
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (13 min., 32 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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