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Museums Tour (Self Guided), Salvador

Salvador has a very rich artistic, religious and cultural heritage that is represented in its diverse museums. Museu de Arte da Bahia, the city’s oldest museum, is a must-see, and its religious museums are famous for their priceless sacred pieces. The following tour offers a unique journey to Salvador’s most popular museums.
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Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour
Guide Location: Brazil » Salvador (See other walking tours in Salvador)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museu Eugênio Teixeira Leal
  • Museu da Misericórdia
  • Museu de Arte Sacra
  • Mam Museu de Arte Moderna
  • Museu de Arte da Bahia
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Museu Eugênio Teixeira Leal

1) Museu Eugênio Teixeira Leal

Museu Eugênio Teixeira Leal, one of Salvador’s most important museums, is located in Pelourinho, the historic city center. Here you can see bold and radical contemporary art, video and photography by many local artists, including rotating temporary exhibits.
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Museu da Misericórdia

2) Museu da Misericórdia (must see)

Museu da Misericórdia, located in Santa Casa da Misericórdia, a Portuguese Catholic institution opened in 1549, is dedicated to the country’s history in medicine. It had been a clay hospital that was replaced by this complex built around two cloisters and a church in 1697. Portraits of notable city figures who donated funds for this museum can be found inside. It is open from Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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Museu de Arte Sacra

3) Museu de Arte Sacra (must see)

Museu de Arte Sacra contains Brazil’s best collection of Catholic art. Housed in the former Convent of Saint Teresa of Avila, the architecture itself is considered a work of art. On display you will see oil paintings, a cabinet with a crucifix, precious metalwork, wooden statues and religious items made of silver from the 18th century.
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Mam Museu de Arte Moderna

4) Mam Museu de Arte Moderna (must see)

Museu de Arte Moderna, located in a 16th century building on the shores of the Bay of Todos os Santos, was established in the early 1960s. One of twelve state museums, it is part of the Institute of Artistic and Cultural Heritage and has the country’s best exhibits of modern art. It contains eight exhibition halls, a theater, a library and a workshop that offers courses in painting, modeling, engraving, ceramics, drawing and sculpture.
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Museu de Arte da Bahia

5) Museu de Arte da Bahia (must see)

Museu de Arte da Bahia, established in 1918, is one of Brazil’s oldest museums. It boasts a priceless collection of art from eight decades. Paintings from the collection of Dr. Jonathan Abbott and decorative arts from Dr. Goes Calmon can be found here. Housed in Victoria Palace, temporary exhibitions of traditional Brazilian art, as well as concerts and other events, take place here regularly.

Walking Tours in Salvador, Brazil

Create Your Own Walk in Salvador

Create Your Own Walk in Salvador

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salvador is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Waterfront Tour

Waterfront Tour

Salvador’s waterfront contains numerous tourist attractions, including an old lighthouse, a city landmark, museums, art galleries and of course the beach. Take the following tour to discover the area surrounding Salvador’s waterfront.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Salvador Introduction Walk

Salvador Introduction Walk

The main city of Brazilian state of Bahia, Salvador is a tasty cocktail of Portuguese, African and Brazilian cultures manifested in the colonial architecture set against a luring, tropical coastline. This walking tour takes you to the historic heart of the city which has retained much of its old-time atmosphere, reflected in the cobblestone alleys, large squares, colorful facades and numerous...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Lower City Tour

Lower City Tour

Salvador is divided into the historic Upper City, and the Lower City located on the waterfront. The Lower City has a great view of the Bay of All Saints and magnificent buildings, monuments and fountains. Take the following tour to see the best spots in this area of Salvador.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Salvador Shopping Tour

Salvador Shopping Tour

Salvador is a paradise for shoppers where you can find arts, crafts and anything else for sale on its historic streets at very reasonable prices. Take the following tour to discover Salvador’s best stores, markets and shopping districts.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Salvador's Historical Churches Tour

Salvador's Historical Churches Tour

Salvador’s historic district contains many old Catholic churches with wonderful architecture and history. It has so many that some joke that one can visit a different church in Salvador each day of the year. Take the following tour to discover the city’s best churches.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
South Salvador Tour

South Salvador Tour

South Salvador contains several great attractions worth seeing, with many architectural sites along the historic Avenida de Sete Septembrio. Several squares, monuments and sculptures can also be found in this part of the city. Take the following tour to discover the great attractions on Salvador’s south side.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles