Museu Carlos Costa Pinto, Salvador

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Museu Carlos Costa Pinto displays a great collection of luxury items, antiques, treasures, and artifacts collected over a lifetime by philanthropist Carlos Costa Pinto. The US colonial style mansion is the actual house where the Costa Pintos were meant to live, but never lived there, and adapted the house to the new museum function. Beautifully displayed and well-lit exhibits show an array of decorative arts, jewels, and gold. The museum also has a library and an auditorium for events and lectures. Plan to see Museu Carlos Costa Pinto and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salvador day trip planning site .
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  • Very nice location, spacious and well maintained garden. The Museum has security service giving peace of mind to those who visit. The works and pieces that were part of the family history are well-kept and in transport.
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  • The Museum is an old colonial-era House of Bahian and colonization has been preserved in the construction of the building. It is located in the Hall of Victoria and is a great attraction. In space, straight ahead, you will find a very nice clean green area preserved and inside is the artistic sculptures in the Museum. The Museum was an old House has high ceilings and is very cool. In the background, but inaccessible to the public, is Carlos Costa Pinto moldy Mansion of famous as Gil.
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  • The Museum has a fantastic collection gives colonial era. It is worth visiting. Thursdays free admission. Tuesdays and closed for maintenance.
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  • A beautiful cultural tour with friends and/or family. The Museum it is a private cultural institution maintained with an agreement with the Government of the State of Bahia, was founded in 1969 installed at home with the project architects Euvaldo Reis and Diógenes Rebouças, American Colonial style built in 1958, for the residence the Costa Pinto family (Carlos Aguiar da Costa Pinto "Rico merchant and art collector" and Margarida Ballalai de Carvalho Costa Pinto "daughter of ancient aristocratic family in Bahia sugar") that never made it to reside or to have children. The Museum housing a collection of more than 3000 pieces (donated by widow Margaret), which portrays the opulence of the aristocracy, represented in this collection of jewelry made of gold and precious stones. The silver makes up the largest section of the acquis (with 923 pieces), mostly originating from the port, from the late 19th century. Pieces such as the insignia of the Imperial Order of the cruise, the military order of Christ and of the Imperial Order of the rose stand out, in addition to the Baccarat Crystal fixtures, France, and furniture dating back to the 17th century to the 19th Has also entered into the library and Auditorium structure for Governor Y.
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  • Impeccable collection, a trip to time and the customs of Brazil Empire, not to mention the House is wonderful. Staff very polite and helpful. Inside there is a small shop where you can purchase souvenirs, like cups and bags, personalized with the name of the Museum. Do not allow to enter with scholarships, but they provide lockers with key to save them, it's not permitted to photograph the acquis. The ticket costs $10 and pay card student half price. Is a great option for whoever is in Salvador.
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  • Collection extremely well maintained, but not apparent to the visitor research, without educational project, with little information available about the works or about the solar, lighting terrible in most rooms and lack of accessibility in several aspects.
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  • Very nice, but unfortunately all in the Hall of victory is very difficult for parking and access by public transport is also not the best, but still worth knowing. One Sunday a month for Oliver's presentation with music and children's activities.
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  • FRUSTRATING! I TRIED TO GO TODAY, HAD FOREIGN ON THE DOOR WAITING, AND THE MUSEUM WAS CLOSED IN THE MIDDLE OF SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
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