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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
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"maritime history"
in 4 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
in 3 reviews
"nice exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"watch the sunset"
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"great sunset"
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"nice view"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"climb"
in 12 reviews
"bay"
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"portuguese"
in 9 reviews
"exploration"
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"bahia"
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"ship"
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"sank"
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"vendors"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fort is in perfect shape, surely renovated for tourism. At the same time it is very cool and perfectly located. If you get there by 17:30 pm, you can also watch the sunset behind the fort. People gather there to relax, sing and live...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The museum is not big. Going upstairs is a must have experience to see part of Salvador from the top of the lighthouse. There is a cafe inside, but we did not try it.

Thank Roberto C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the Santo Antonio da Barra Fort as part of a shore excursion from Salvador. The view is quite spectacular with the large bay and the lighthouse on top of the Santo Antonio da Barra fort. We did not have time to go inside...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside.. it was decorated well for Christmas.. took pics from outside.. it is the tip of salvodar.. be sure to check the operating hour before going to the fort ..

Thank Mohamed S
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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

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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