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MAM Museu de Arte Moderna

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Address: Avenida do Contorno | Solar do Unhão, Salvador, State of Bahia 40060-060, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 71 3117 6139
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Amazing Saturday evening concert Jam do MAM. Recommended!

A highlight of my Salvador visit this year was going to Jam do MAM, a concert on the piers next to the beautiful historic building MAM. To be honest, I didn't do inside the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were limited exhibits and nothing interesting to look at. In fact we find the bay at the back more interesting. There were colorful houses outside and some youngster paddle boating. Not recommended

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight of my Salvador visit this year was going to Jam do MAM, a concert on the piers next to the beautiful historic building MAM. To be honest, I didn't do inside the museum because it was closed by the time I arrived but based on what I saw, I'd go just to see the historic architecture beautifully restored.... More 

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Santos, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to visit, lots of culture, great environment, when in Salvador it is a nice place to visit. I recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Ironically modern art has made me thirsty to read some history. The grandeur of this place is amazing, what a spot too. Outlook over a placid bay, serene and beautiful. I missed doing the sculpture walk, from the top this looks awesome...there is always tomorrow. The restaurant is so incredible I will give it its own review.

Thank Carolyn P
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This museum should be visited in paralel with the Arte Sacra Santa Teresa museum, this last being the best sacred art museum in Brazil

Thank Durval F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice to have a close view of the sea or to just talk with a friend/loved one by the sea. The restaurant is fine although it's a bit expensive, at least for locals. The Jazz playing there on Saturday nights is not the kind of jazz I expected (I found it quite noisy actually).

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Nothing spectacular here, but a good restaurant and ocean view added to the atmosphere. We had a hard time locating it.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The structure of the Museum is really cool... not that much art in it to tell you the truth... but it seems like a little oasis in the city. I was told there is an interesting garden with some statues but unfortunately, it has been closed for remodelling. There is a nice cafe and on Sat evening they have jazz... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited this free Museum today and it was a huge disappointment. The current exhibition includes 12 paintings (of variable quality) in a nice large air conditioned room. Another building has 4 sculptures / art installations. That's it! The rest of the museum includes administrative offices, a work shop area, a small court yard with a tree swing and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Hello everybody, I am a local guy from Salvador and I would like to give you some info about visiting MAM - Museum of Modern Art. It's an amazing spot, one of my favourites in town. Besides the museum, which always has some art exhibition (check it out if you're interested in arts), the place has also a little restaurant-cafe... More 

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