Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Museu Afro-Brasileiro

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Next to the Catedral Basílica, this palatial pink building has a collection of more than 1,100 pieces relating to the city's religious or spiritual history, including pottery, sculpture, tapestry, weavings, paintings, crafts, carvings, and photographs. There's an interesting display on the meanings of Candomblé deities, with huge carved-wood panels portraying each one. The other museum that shares the building is the Museu Arqueologia e Etnologia (Archaeology and Ethnology Museum). Both have information booklets available in multiple languages.

Sight Information


Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Salvador, 40025–010, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • R$6
  • Weekdays 9–5

Published 06/18/2015


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