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. Arrange to visit Museu da Misericórdia and other attractions in Salvador using our Salvador trip builder tool .
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  • Walk those halls and learn a little of our history of Brazil is delicious. Guided tour, with sea views, super interesting stories, pity that the guide was in a hurry, but it didn't hurt our visit.
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  • One of the most interesting museums of Salvador, this place is special because unite history of Bahia and a nice view of the Baia de Todos os Santos. Is special because it explains a bit of the formation of the Bahian population, in addition to showing the trajectory of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Bahia, which proved crucial to the construction of the Bahian society over the centuries. The tour is special and is worth a lot. Don't miss if you love story that talks about people and society. In the collection, furniture, works of art, books and photographs, architecture and history. Is A Must.
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  • Trip in history, very organized and with a guide explaining it all, worth a visit. Entire $6.00 ticket and half R$3,00.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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