Prado is a municipality in the State of Bahia, in Brazil. It is located at a latitude 17° 20 ' 28 "South and longitude 39° 13 ' 15" West, being to an altitude of four feet. Its estimated population in 2004 was 28481 inhabitants. It has an area of 1670.17 km.
According to most historians, was on the river Fell, in the municipality of Prado, the fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral landed on April 23, 1500, taking possession of Brazil on behalf of Portugal. The village was elevated to a town and municipality in 1755, receiving the rank of city in 1896.
Bahia is the most important tourist center in the Northeast and the 2nd in the country as the are famous for their lands. The tourist product in Bahia, 50% of its global flow centered in Salvador, unites in a same space the characteristics of a natural landscape and a unique culture in the country, in which the typical culinary arts, the colonial architecture and popular feasts reveal a strong integration of elements of European and African origin in the formation and in the way of life of the people of Bahia.
By its natural and historic-cultural attractions, Bahia presents an enormous potential for the development of the tourist activity. Owner of the biggest portion of seacoast of the country and of singular views in its interior, Bahia possesses specific cultural, folklore and religious characteristics, manifest in its extensive calendar of popular festivities, in its architectonic patrimony and in its typical food.