Bahia Art Museum, Salvador

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#8 of 65 in Museums in Salvador
The oldest museum in the state of Bahia, having been founded in 1918, Bahia Art Museum is the home of approximately 5,000 works of art, many of which are of significant artistic and historical value. Allow yourself to become lost in the museum’s collection, which boasts a variety of artifacts assembled from a number of different sources. Be sure not to miss the paintings of José Teófilo de Jesus or the museum’s collection of work from the European schools of art. If you prefer architecture to art, you’re sure to be impressed by the building’s neo-colonial grandeur and colorfully tiled interior. Work out when and for how long to visit Bahia Art Museum and other Salvador attractions using our handy Salvador trip planner .
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  • The Museum has several interesting wood carvings. To enter the Museum for those keen sense of smell the smell of each piece as they are various parts in difetentes Woods
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  • Very Rico Museum. Contains several works by artists from Bahia and Brazilians! The House that houses is wonderful! The visitation is free! Worth checking out!
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  • The art museum has a wonderful collection and objects, antique furniture and utensils. Well worth a visit.
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  • Fique atento aos horários de funcionamento no final de semana. Mas vale a visita nem que seja pra ver a bela arquitetura do casarão do museu
  • Super building housing lots of fine arts from the colonial era in particular. Free entry and there is a small shop with some excellent art books.
  • Loved this place! Free entrance and the building it's very beautiful!
  • A lot of history. The Museu de Arte da Bahia, free ticket, you pay only the folder (R $1.00) value in April 2015. For being the oldest Museum of Bahia and one of the top ten founded in Brazil, founded in 1918 is worth the visit. Go with time. There's a lot of history to look at. Recommend.
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  • I went on Sunday and was running only the first floor, I believe purport to open, should open the entire Museum and not just half of it, the building itself is magnificent!
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