Brazil 2014: Guide to Salvador and the Fonte Nova Arena

The City

Salvador in the state of Bahia is located in the north-east of Brazil. The metropolitan area has a

(c) 123RF Stock

(c) 123RF Stock

population of 3½ million people. It’s another coastal City that is acting as a host for the 2014 World Cup.

The City is divided in to 2 parts, the high and the low city. The City has a huge African influence in its culture influencing it’s music, cuisine and architecture.  It exports include chemicals, fuel, minerals, paper, cocoa, car production, and Salvador mapsoya beans.

It’s located 809kn from Recife, 4529km from Manaus, 1457km from Brasilia and 1629km from Rio de Janeiro.


The metro system for the City of Salvador is limited, and still under development. There will be plenty slavador_bus_mapof buses running from various parts of the City to the stadium.  The public transport guide can be downloaded in pdf format at:-

The Itaipava Fonte Nova Arena

Address: Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras – Nazaré, Salvador – BA, 40050-565
Getting There:  Buses.
Eating and Drinking: Check out the Pelourinho area of the City.W
Capacity: 51,708
Club side: EC Bahia
Some facts: 94 toilets, 40 bars and snackbars, and 2,500 car parking spaces,

World Cup Games at the Stadium

June 13th 8pm  Spain 1  Netherlands 5 Group B
June 16th 5pm  Germany  Portugal Group G
June 20th 8pm   Switzerland  France Group E
June 25th 5pm  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Iran Group F
July 1st 9pm Winner Group H Runner-up Group G Round of 16
July 5th 9pm Winner Match 51 Winner Match 52 Quarter-finals