Museu de Arte da Bahia, Salvador

4.6
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The oldest museum in the state of Bahia, having been founded in 1918, Museu de Arte da Bahia is the home of approximately 5,000 works of art, many of which are of significant artistic and historical value. Allow yourself to become lost in the museum’s collection, which boasts a variety of artifacts assembled from a number of different sources. Be sure not to miss the paintings of José Teófilo de Jesus or the museum’s collection of work from the European schools of art. If you prefer architecture to art, you’re sure to be impressed by the building’s neo-colonial grandeur and colorfully tiled interior. Work out when and for how long to visit Museu de Arte da Bahia and other Salvador attractions using our handy Salvador trip planner .
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  • Interesting Bahia Museum, free admission, at the entrance you are only asked to register the visit. The construction of the house is very attractive and large, impressive the staircase entrance, with Portuguese style tile walls and a beautiful balustrade made of wood. First floor modern and transient exhibitions. Second floor permanent exhibition of colonial art or rather of furniture, religious images and crockery (in abundance) used by wealthy Creoles who lived from the exploitation of sugar fields and the slave trade. The artistic contribution of this last population of color is not observed, so the name of the museum is too broad, only considers the items of the aristocracy of Bahia during the colony.
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  • The museum is absolutely beautiful. If you pay a value of R $5.00 to enter that is worth in every penny. There's a guard in the driveway, and you can walk the whole museum smoothly. He's got two floors and he's got beautiful things inside. Don't forget to go, I was really fascinated.
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  • An important museum and of unmissable visitation for those visiting the city. Historic building and a beautiful collection.
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  • I love the arts and the employees
  • The date I visited 1/2 of the museum was undergoing a reset. It's actually a tiny facility barely taking 30 min. to experience. I'll return for the full museum...
  • Super building housing lots of fine arts from the colonial era in particular. Free entry and there is a small shop with some excellent art books.
  • Loved this place! Free entrance and the building it's very beautiful!
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