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Santo Antonio da Barra fort and Nautic Museum

Largo do Farol da Barra s/n | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650, Brazil
(71) 3264-3296
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Largo do Farol da Barra s/n | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650, Brazil
(71) 3264-3296
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a rather small museum but I enjoyed it tremendously. Two aspects of it that I liked: The review of the history of Portuguese exploration in the 15th-16th centuries, and the findings that were dug from an old ship that sank in the bay...More

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The lighthouse is a very impressive building, which makes for great landscape pictures. It houses the nautical museum - a fascinating little attraction by itself well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

There is good historic info in this museum. Also a photo exhibit that was interesting. The site's right on the sea which was rough and fun to watch the day I went.

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 22 July 2017

It's right where the bay opens into the Atlantic Ocean, so its museum tells a lot of history on the early settlement of Bahia. There is a fair amount of content in English language.

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 14 July 2017

When going to Salvador, you need to spend some time and go to Farol da Barra. Besides a historical place, the view around is very beautiful.

Thank MarceloPadua
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We visited as part of a coach tour, so didn't go inside the lighthouse. However walking round, it appeared to be a great location for a picnic. There were some great views out to sea and of the surfers in the water. Adjacent to the...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 April 2017

You will need to walk up and around the lighthouse to have a great view onto the huge bay and the Atlantic ocean.

Thank Travelling C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Barra Lighthouse is great by its history and by the astonishing vies one can have from the sea and the beach. It is really worth it to climb up the stairs (under a very low-priced ticket). In its base there are exposition rooms and also...More

Thank Ebrailon_Masetto
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Since we lived across the street we looked and saw the grounds and the lighthouse for almost 3 weeks, the museum was cheap, and if you go before sunset it's a great sunset watching place as well as a fun place, the lighthouse. The exhibit...More

1  Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice little attraction with a bit of shade inside and cafe. Climb the lighthouse for a 2-direction view of the adjacent bays.

Thank Daniel S
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