Museu da Misericórdia, Salvador

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Once among the first hospitals in the country, Museu da Misericórdia 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. Plan your visit to Museu da Misericórdia and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Salvador family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A first-rate Museum, with a lot of history and with super helpful guides who know a lot and it responds promptly to any question.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Museum of mercy is a place where worth knowing and feel as our country was Rico and revive our past, in addition to understand the story
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  • August 12, 2017
    This is a great place to start your tour of Pelourinho, since you get a guided tour that explains a lot about the history of the city. The building itself is beautiful and fascinating, with great view...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Best Museum that I was in Salvador, got to go twice. The visitor is guided, tells a story very interesting. Almost everything is wrapped in their original forms. Is a must for anyone to come. Don't forget your student card.
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  • August 1, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. Well worth getting to know. The history of Bahia is present in this place. The view of the Baia de todos os Santos is beautiful.
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  • July 4, 2017
    The Museum is well maintained and has excellent service guides. Recommend a visit. The site is full of stories and beautiful views of the baia de todos os santos.
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  • July 6, 2017
    Fantastic! Rich site in the history of Brazil and of the institution. Symbolic price and the accompanying Guide throughout the visitation. Worth visiting!
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