Museu Nautico Da Bahia, Salvador

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Address: Largo do Farol da Barra, s/n - Barra, Salvador - Bahia, 40140-650, Brazil

Phone: +55-7132643296

Ticket Price: 6 BRL

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Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Museu Nautico Da Bahia, Salvador

The Baia de Todos os Santos or the Bay of All Saints as it is otherwise known, is the biggest bay in Bahia and is quite the tourist spot. Complete with a light house, a fort and a nautical museum, the fort is an important landmark as it was the first fort built to protect the city of Salvador. Whether it was the Portuguese, Dutch or Spanish, the fort has passed hands depending on who’s on top. Transformed into a museum, the fort is now open to public who can wander about admiring the military architecture and the nautical museum along with some remnants of the slave trade that took place ever so often there. The museum in the lighthouse contains maps and some ancient navigational equipment along with wrecks of a few ships that were lost at sea.

How To reach Museu Nautico Da Bahia by Public Transport

  • Barra or Via Orla

Restaurants Near Museu Nautico Da Bahia

  • Restaurante Sergio Arno (33) [Italian recommended]
  • Pastel Beach [local cuisine recommended]
  • Sorriso de Dada [specializes in Bahian cuisine]

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Museu Nautico Da Bahia, Salvador Reviews

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  • Appealing old lighthouse and interesting maritime museum. No café although there was a sign pointing to it. Also no wifi. Excellent views all round but the long climb to the top is rewarded by long distance view obscured by netting. The museum has some good model ships and a lovely collection of ships in bottles.

  • This is a very comprehensive museum. In learning about the nautical history you are very much learning about this history of Bahia, and Salvador. There is not free Wi-Fi but it does have a small launchonete and clean bathrooms. Great views if the mouth of the bay.

  • The only good thing is the view: Stunning! The sunset is one of the most beautiful in Salvador. The museum is very disappointing and uninteresting and the Cafe is... Well. It doesn't worth the effort to visit. 5 stars for the view and 1 star for the museum.

  • Nice view from the top of the lighthouse but not overly interesting as a museum. Worth an hours visit. Most of the information boards have English on them. The area around the lighthouse is nice.

  • Excellent museum for a historical insight about the city of Salvador and the Bahia region, especially the section devoted to the history of cangaceiros, a must see!!

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