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  • Address: Terreiro de Jesus, Centro Históric (Pelourinho), Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  • Hours: Open Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: R$5, Children (6 - 12yrs): $2.50

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Museu Afro-Brasileiro

The Museo Afro-Brasileiro is one of the few museums of its type in Brazil exclusively dedicated to African cultural heritage and its influence on contemporary Brazilian culture.

The museum’s collection of African artifacts ranges from maps (depicting the original slave trade routes), masks, jewelry and clothing to musical instruments, traditional games and pottery.

The candomblé exhibit is particularly fascinating as it explains the roots, icons and rituals of this colorful religion. Don’t miss the impressive wooden tablets sculpted by noted Bahian artist Carybé that depict the candomblé orixás of Bahia with their weapons and liturgical animal. Make sure you ask for an English translation booklet at the entrance.

Practical Info

The Museo Afro-Brasileiro is in an historic building (built in 1808) that previously contained the first Brazilian School of Medicine.

Catch any bus marked Praça da Sé (Pelourinho). The museum is just to the right of the Catedral basilica.  

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Anthropological City Tour of Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, null
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Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

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Take an anthropological tour of Salvador da Bahia to learn a bit about the cultural history of Brazil. You'll visit sites of African history and check out a ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $133.00
Salvador da Bahia African Heritage city Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum, Salvador da Bahia, ... 
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Salvador da Bahia African Heritage city Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum

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Enjoy the iconic district of Pelourinho , listed By UNESCO like a human being heritage site. Walk through the history and be stunned by the African Bahian ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.33
Candomblé Religion Mysteries Tour in Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Cultural Tours
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Candomblé Religion Mysteries Tour in Salvador

Are you looking for a different tour in Salvador? Then this half-day Candomblé Mysteries tour is ideal for you. Stop at various places to photograph the ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.50
Salvador da Bahia Museums Tour, Salvador da Bahia, Cultural Tours
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Salvador da Bahia Museums Tour

This customized 3-hour private tour will allow you to explore the main museums of Salvador of Bahia. You will be able to see the richest fine arts, sacred and ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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