Casa do Carnaval da Bahia, Salvador

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  • Tail for firing squad before entering. then separation and expulsion. 3 hours I waited to get out to my friends. It is not of great interest, for the photos they made, and not worth 3 hours, or the cameras closed or open as exclusives. There is no option for complaints on the website of the town hall. I'd ask for explanations and excuses. To enter was unworthy. We were cornered in a bad way against the wall. It looked like we were going to be fussed. Then they ask you where you came from. If you don't answer they get mesquelly
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  • It is a very modern museum with audios guides, plenty of information and amazing rooms. In the end there is a very cool Carnival theater! It is worth knowing because it is another view of Salvador (very different from the historical circuit and the churches) the only but is the price, was 30 reais a whole.
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  • 3 or 4 years ago the area was under construction and pretty feared now, as in many other places in Salvador, everything has been redone, starting with the small square and the building that houses the museum (which can not be missed from the Praça da Sé with the gigantic S colorful Carnival masks posed in front of the museum historical visit very informative on the origins and evolution of the Carnival in Bahia (and in the vicinity).. For connoisseurs or nostalgic there are also the outfits of the Last Supper offered by the big local stars (unfortunately totally unknown in France) finally icing on the cake The visit is guided-we were entitled to an extraordinary polyglot who all Explaining everything with vivacity, at the same time informed German or British tourists in their idiom the top floor offers a panoramic view of the Bahia quite breathtaking to do so
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  • Loved it (despite one setback with a staff member)! The museum has a pretty interactive setup, with a guided mobile tour and videos. The first room goes through the history of Carnaval in Bahía, while the second room explains the fashions/style/music/dance as well as how Carnaval in Bahía has influenced festivities other parts of Brazil and the world. Would’ve given this five stars, but one of the staff was incredibly rude and made me feel very uncomfortable. He was set up in the second room to collect headsets for those finished with the tour. As I went around the room, he kept staring at me pretty intensely then when I had to return my headset to him, he said something to me in Portuguese (which I don’t speak), so I asked in Spanish (due to the similarities between Portuguese and Spanish, my Spanish had been helping me get around Brazil fine w/o Portuguese; I’ve done the same when traveling the south of Italy) if he could explain in Spanish or English and he scoffed at me and said “Portuguese is not Spanish” as if I didn’t know that. So between him making me very uncomfortable and insulting my intelligence, I wasn’t even up for the dance portion of the tour.
  • Super interesting museum. Many cool costumes, Carnaval history and a dancing room. Great view from the rooftop.
  • Salvador's Casa do Carnaval (Carnival House), a museum dedicated to the biggest carnival (and hence biggest party) on the planet, is as wonderful as the storied history of this celebration! In a beautifully conceived space a number of screens tell the story of various aspects of Carnaval, with films and cleverly animated photographs. These stories are narrated through headphones controlled by a cell phone-sized device -- in either Portuguese or English -- allowing visitors to wander at will and delve as deeply as they wish into the presentations (the Portuguese-language narrations are done by well-known Bahian singers who've performed in numerous carnivals). Following this is the Interactive Cinema (there are two, actually), with huge super-high def screens and startlingly clear sound systems, where one, should one be so disposed, can follow the dance steps of Ilê Aiyê and numerous others. This endeavor is helped by real live dancers following the steps on the screen and there to help anybody else wishing to do likewise. The multi-story entrance hall doubles as a bookstore devoted to Salvador's history and vast culture, and up top of everything is a bright carnivalesque café overlooking the Baía de Todos os Santos. Hemingway memorably called Paris "A Moveable Feast". Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia then, with its trio elétricos, is a hugely moveable festa!!! BTW: "Sparrow" in Portuguese is "Pardal", and that's what I'm called here in Brazil. I'm proud to work in various capacities with some of the most wonderful artists living and producing here in Bahia today!
  • A hidden pearl in Salvador.
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