We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MAM Museu de Arte Moderna

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,734 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
Modern art in a grand old building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carolyn P
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,734 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 71: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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).

Thank Juliana B
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

Thank SJAnita
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank tigerlily68
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank 40familyof4
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Daniel M
Level Contributor
43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Mam is in a great modernist building. For something a fraction of the size of nyc's met, it has very compelling displays. The cost of entry is next to nothing. Elevators provide outstanding access for people with disabilities. Just find the coordinates on your smartphone and share with the taxi driver.

Thank LittleHavanaGringo
South America
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The main section was closed and the "basements" were unorganised with works all over the floor. Some nice sketches but overall a bit of a disappointment. The Solar Cafe below it had an amazing set menu and a beautiful view though!

Thank HaydenHoudini
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

First of all. The largest part of the MAM (at the beach) is still closed! But at saturday's there is a jazz concert for just 7 R(1,8€). I would recommend it to everyone! It is also possible to grab a bite in the restaurant/coffee bar which isn't cheap (european prices) but you have a beautiful view of the sea/harbor. And... More 

Thank wout c

Travelers who viewed MAM Museu de Arte Moderna also viewed


Been to MAM Museu de Arte Moderna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of MAM Museu de Arte Moderna and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question
District of Columbia
4 months ago

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from MAM Museu de Arte Moderna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?