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Santo Antonio da Barra fort and Nautic Museum

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Address: Largo do Farol da Barra s/n | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650, Brazil
Phone Number: (71) 3264-3296
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Tue-Sun 8.30am-7pm

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US$ 137.50*
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Full-Day Historic City Tour of Salvador with Lunch
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A great stop if you are out walking and like super views, seeing a lighthouse, and a visit to the Nautical Museum. As all things and places, be more cautious at night, but we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great stop if you are out walking and like super views, seeing a lighthouse, and a visit to the Nautical Museum. As all things and places, be more cautious at night, but we didn't have any problems.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

If you like cultural things then this place should be om ur list. Its an old fortess n lighthouse converted to small nautical museum. Then there is beach nearby where one can have a good time. Be sure not to go late at this place as things get naughty behind the fort with local couples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Right at beach. Good history. Nice views from atop lighthouse. Nautical museum was good, as it had english translations.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

It's in a wonderful old fort and lighthouse, very well restored. Exhibits of the naval history and battles and the slave trade. A lot of English signs and descriptions.

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Thank JoeNyc328
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

The museum has changed recently and got way better! The view is great and the trip is worth a while. The only thing is that the price for the visit went up, it is about 15 reais to get in (about 3.5 USD), and if you have a hard time going up the stairs stay away from the lighthouse, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

People and more people wherever you looked!..., it was a Holiday Monday and it seemed as if half of the city was there..., never seen such a packed beach (and we live in Ipanema!!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This fort has watched over Salvador since 1583. The museum has interesting exhibits. The view of the bay at sunset is lovely.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

A lighthouse on top of a fortress in an outstanding location overlooking the entrance of the Bahia de Todos os Santos with the Ocean on one side and the bay on the other. The small Nautical Museum is quite interesting as it gives a good idea of the history of Salvador and more in general of the Brazilian navy but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We visited during the city tour. Absolutly great view of Barra Beach. There was alot of acitivity going on there including some trapeze artists boucing off zip lines sponsored by Coca Cola. We did not enter the musuem as we did not have much interest in nautical history. Only caution is to beware of the street vendors here. We got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

It was my favourite place in Salvador. It is beautiful to see the sunset. The museum is good and you can have a coffee in there as well. The view from the top of the fort is amazing.

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