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Jul 21, 2017
“A must see to better understand Bahia's and Brazil's early history”
Sep 30, 2016
“If You're Near, It's Worth a Stop”
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1a Travessa 15 de Novembro S/N Faculdade de Medicina Terreiro de Jesus, Salvador, State of Bahia 40750-102, Brazil
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

There are interesting exhibits and some English language content on some panels. One learns about the African influence in religion, food and other customs. There is an interesting set of wood carved panels portraying figures from the African traditional beliefs, called Orishas. But I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a very small museum that is worth a stop to see the Carybe carved panels, if you are in this area. These panels depict many of the Candomble spiritual beings and are definitely a must-see. When you buy an entry ticket, be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ClaireWilson36
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A very small museum with several interesting art and history exhibits. Most of the information (maybe all?) is in Portuguese.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank FloridaCarl
Reviewed December 7, 2015

By far, the most intersting museum in Salvador, with a great paintings exhibition and also background history and artifacts on the slave trade. The star of the show are the breathtaking Orixás wood panels.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank AndreSBP12
Reviewed November 20, 2015

It is part of the Federal University of Bahia It is located in the old school of medicine of the university Excellent Carybe wood panels

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed November 10, 2014

I liked the building itself and the amazing masks and sculptures from Africa many of Nigerian/Benin origin (where I had just been for work). Unusual musical instruments were downstairs and memorial column in the garden which had a write up in English. Unfortunately elsewhere in...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank LLollapalooza
Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Considering the influence of African culture on life in Salvador I am surprised the museum of African history is not bigger but let that not distract from what is a very well put together museum. As it's not the biggest, your ticket gets you into...More

Thank Druaboyea
Reviewed April 8, 2014

A small museum but containing a wealth of information about the history and culture of Bahia, with the highlight a room of carved wood panels of orixas bya famous Barzilian artist.

Date of experience: March 2014
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