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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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  • This is a former hospital, now a museum. The admission price includes a guided tour and we had an excellent guide, who spoke very good English. The visit gave us a real insight into the life of Salvad...  more »
  • This is a museum, art gallery (of benefactors), infirmary, hospital, apothecary, and church all rolled into one. Take the tour offered by an English speaking guide. But when you are in the expansive m...  more »
  • Private owned is very well taken care of and offers a guide at the entrance, unfortunately there are not guides that spoke english at the day I was there. Suggest you to take a guide with you.  more »
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  • The Guide knew explain very well the history of the place without letting the public loses focus.
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  • I had the opportunity to go in early April and has a very interesting, there's no shop and coffee admission is paid.
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  • Very nice, super clean and organized, visit with Guide (Guide Rafael, very nice) the visit cost more $6 worth every penny. Great for students of history, pharmacy, geography, religions.
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  • It is one of the most interesting museums to visit in Salvador. Paying a few real, one receives a guided tour available in several languages. I was lucky that the girl who guided me through the Museum spoke very good Spanish and knew the story thoroughly. I could ask all kinds of questions and even share some jokes with her. It was a very pleasant and nice visit.
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  • I will go there
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