Salvador is Brazil’s third largest city. Salvador has 3 million people with a metro of 4 million (making it 6th). Salvador is known as “Brazil’s capital of happiness” due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The city has the largest carnival in the world.8Once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s great New World colony, Salvador is the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel, with an 80-85% Black population. However it is Brazil’s 3rd most dangerous city.