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“A small but very interesting museum”

Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia
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Ranked #15 of 268 things to do in Salvador
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Housed in Fort Santo Antonio da Barra, a fine exemple of 16thcentury portuguese military architecture, that is the site of Santo Antônio Lighthouse, better known as the "Farol da Barra", the first beacon for shipping in the Americas, the Museu Náutico da Bahia (Maritime Museum of Bahia) contains a rich collection that reflects Brazil's seafaring history, particularly of colonial period. Housed in the Museum you will find a significant numbers of archeological treasures retrieved from the undersea site of the Portuguese Galleon "Santíssimo Sacramento", sank off the coast of the city of Salvador in 1668. Open Tue-Sun 9.00am-6pm (all days in January and July).
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We saw the lighthouse and maritime museum on a rainy and gusty day which made us realise just how important light houses are for those at sea. This present one dates back to 1856, is still working today and we were able to clamber up to the top. We then spent a very interesting hour or so going round the museum and were delighted that a lot of the descriptions of the artefacts were in English. There are a number of interesting facts about the Salvador region and remnants from the ship Sacramento which sank in 1668 which were salvaged in 1973.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Not open to the public on Sundays unless you are and educational group. Plan ahead so you can see it from the inside.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

It was blowing a storm when we went, so at least we saw why a lighthouse was needed!!! I guess there is a good view from the top on a clear day.
Museum was average but OK.

Thank Pandyand
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very interesting museum particularly as the explanations are in English. The climb to the top of the lighthouse is well worth the effort. Great sunset-viewing location

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This lighthouse museum has a lot of interesting, amazing history about Bahia and Salvador, it only takes an hour or so, definitely check it out, and the view at the top is pretty good too.

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