Salvador's Museums

  • Port

    Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

A museum tour in Salvador is a pleasant and engaging way to discover the history and culture of Brazil.

Learn about Salvador’s African history at the Afro-Brazilian Museum, featuring interesting exhibits of African artwork and crafts, including baskets, pottery and woodcarvings. A collection of rustic pieces speaks to the great influence of Africa in Bahia’s culture—Capoeira, Orixás and a series of wooden sculpted panels of the Orixás by Carybé, one of Salvador’s premier artists.

The Sacred Art Museum is considered one of the finest in Brazil. Explore the museum’s large collection of 17th- and 18th-century religious art, intricately carved wood and ivory sculptures, and gold and silver relics. The museum is beautifully located in the Convent of Santa Tereza, with a superb view of All Saints Bay.

History comes alive at the Costa Pinto Museum, with its collection of colonial furniture made of jacaranda wood and antique jewelry. Most of the objects on display once belonged to the old families of the sugar aristocracy, and evoke the ‘golden age’ of mansions and plantations in Bahia. Chronicling the course of Bahia’s rich history, this museum offers a glimpse of the colonial era.

Notes:

Tour does not operate on Sundays.