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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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US$ 137.50*
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Full-Day Historic City Tour of Salvador with Lunch
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US$ 49.99*
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Panoramic Salvador Half Day City Tour
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Tue-Sun 8.30am-7pm
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2 days ago
“Great little museum for those who love colonial settlement and maritime history”
18 Oct 2016
“Definateley worth a visit!”
Largo do Farol da Barra s/n | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650, Brazil
(71) 3264-3296
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 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.

Thank Grantedwards358
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...More

1  Thank AmitChanda29
Reviewed 12 February 2016

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

Thank funkdoctor8
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.

Thank JoeNyc328
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...More

Thank Ana A
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!!)

Thank Mario V
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.

Thank LLiv-NewJersey
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...More

Thank P E
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...More

Thank SSSharma3452
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