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Carlos Costa Pinto Museum

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Address: Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2490 | Vitória, Salvador, State of Bahia 40080-001, Brazil
Phone Number: 71 3336 6081
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Description: Mon-Sat 2.30pm-7pm

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Splendid private collection of decorative arts

Of interest to see how the Europeanised rich lived in the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. There is also a fine selection of Bahian jewellery. Everything is very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Of interest to see how the Europeanised rich lived in the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. There is also a fine selection of Bahian jewellery. Everything is very well displayed and the labelling is all in correct English for once!

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Wilmslow UK
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254 reviews 254 reviews
91 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Interesting collection, various aspects of colonial life illustrated in quiet, clean and comfortable surroundings. Lovely cafe in the garden, great for a mid-morning or lunchtime snack or coffee - even frequented by the locals.

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Niteroi, RJ
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219 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I loved to see the fine arts and objects used by the Bahia’ sugar cane aristocracy ( XVII to XIX Centuries). I dislike the Museum opening hour : 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Too short and in the middle of the day.

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Santa Monica, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you enjoy historical homes you should visit this one. You walk through on your own with guides to point you in the right direction and it should take you 1-2 hours to get through. We enjoyed seeing some of the plantation history in this well preserved home.

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Salvador, BA
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A fine collection of silver from the colonial period. Small cafe. WOrth a visit to flee from the caos of Salvador.

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Addison, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Located in Vitoria between Barra and Pelourinho, this is a gem of a museum set in a mansion displaying many of the decorative arts of both the Portuguese overloads, as well as of their black servants and slaves. Well worth seeking out, but be sure to check opening times since they are not always open.

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Dunkerque, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Being rich can be pretty boring too. That's how I felt when I left this top museum with a great collection of luxury items. All of them extremely tradicional and classical, not showing the slightest interest in the upcoming modern times. That's probably also the resaon why this aristocrate family built this mansion in 1958 in a conservative northern american... More 

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This wonderful museum of antiques, treasures and artifacts collected over a lifetime by the philanthropist Carlos Costa Pinto is somewhere you really ought to visit. It is in the actual house where the Costa Pintos lived in Salvador.. He made his fortune from sugar and as he and his wife had no children, they spent their money on collecting many... More 

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toronto
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

When we were in Salvador we were staying close to this museum and it rained quite a lot, so this was a nice place to spend some time. It was interesting to learn about all of the luxuries brought to the colony.

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