Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Salvador

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Food lovers must stop at Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, where Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted downstairs, and served buffet-style to hungry visitors upstairs. The museum is free, air-conditioned, and presents authentic Bahian cuisine that you can try right on the spot, freshly prepared by students attending culinary school here. This food is considered the best in the country. Pop in to try acarajé, small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil, and slathered with spicy vatapá (shrimp paste). No trip to a food museum/restaurant is complete without dessert, of course. The Bahia region is famed for its sweet tooth, so try some local candy or ice cream on a hot day. Add Museu da Gastronomia Baiana and other attractions to your Salvador trip itinerary using our Salvador trip builder website .
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  • Diversity of Bahian cuisine, preparation of flour, palm oil ... extremely interesting.
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  • I like to always visit this museum that tells us a little of the history of Bahian Cuisine. Small and friendly attendants and highlights the ruins of Carmo Ports preserved inside the Museum and that few know of the existence of same.
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  • Is a great place for lunch in the Pelourinho, is close to the Church of the Rosary and the fundação Casa de Jorge Amado, the place is a beautiful old mansion, recommend lunch the food by weight, very good and with good price, but it still has comfortable fixed-price buffet of baiana food. Worth knowing!
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  • Only in portugese. Small and not very interesting things on display. But it's free and if you're in the area; why not.
  • The Museum with the guns and swords of the Savior is sensational!
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  • Very rich. An excellent museum. Of great importance to the Bahian culture. Congratulations Lody and crew for maintaining the Museum. The store is great. I recommend everyone to visit. History of Bahian gastronomy and brazilian.
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  • Sensational ... all typical dishes of bahia executed masterfully and served in an excellent environment.
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