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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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Wonderful Location

This Museum of Modern Art is located in an old sugar processing factory complex along the water. It is very picturesque and interesting. One building houses temporary exhibits... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Gatos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a very historical place (slave first "welcoming" place arriving in Salvador). So has a very high symbolic and emotional charge. But it deserves a lot of investment more to be a remarquable place. And what a strange choice to put a MAM place there :-((

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum of Modern Art is located in an old sugar processing factory complex along the water. It is very picturesque and interesting. One building houses temporary exhibits. The main building houses alternating selections from the collection of modern art. This area is very small and manageable. Be sure to go to the restaurant, which our guide says has excellent... More 

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kuala lumpur
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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