Misericordia Museum, Salvador

4.7
#7 of 72 in Museums in Salvador
Once among the first hospitals in the country, Misericordia Museum now houses religious artwork of inestimable value. Stop by to take a guided tour of the museum’s rich collection of sacred art, some of which is hundreds of years old. There’s also a portraits gallery of prominent benefactors and an archive of the region’s notable family histories. This building is an important national landmark, and one of the first religious complexes in the country to follow the building model of church at the center and long side wings. Rich in detail, the site has seen multiple costly renovations over the years. Most notably, in 1704 the staircase and the loggia overlooking the city’s famous bay were covered with expensive Portuguese marble. Arrange to visit Misericordia Museum and other attractions in Salvador using our Salvador trip builder tool .
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  • Guided tour to do in this former hospital it is very interesting to know their history that relates the slavery....
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  • This museum will greatly enlighten the visitor to the early days of Salvador de Bahia. From the former hospital and how patients were categorized and treated, to the Benefactors and their influence on...  more »
  • The visit is unmissable. It has a cost of 15 reais whole and half for seniors and student, but it is worthwhile. The tour is guided and the location is rich in history. Licia, our guide was great. Super recommend the visit
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  • Well preserved and very good guides that explain everything during your visit. Some of them speak in Spanish and English. Excellent for tourism.
  • Place full of history and with a wonderful view. Guides offer tours in different languages.
  • It s very good time with my guide Francis
  • A really interesting museum! Ask for Licia Bourgeios as a guide. She's great and really entertaining and speaks several languages fluently (like English & Spanish). Thank you for showing us around and explaining so much about Salvador's history, Licia! Greetings from Germany.
  • The best Museum I have ever been in.
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