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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
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.
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
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