Afro Brasileiro Museum
Afro Brasileiro Museum
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Itanagimenes
Maringa, PR13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Museum is nice and organized. It is located in the Medical Faculty which is already a tourist atraction. There are marvellous carving of Caribé. There are no translation to English but you can get a book in English in the entrance desk.
Written 14 November 2019
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Eddie S
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The Carybé carved wood panels (on cedar) of the orixás and their spirit animals are simply spectacular. Every time I come to Salvador I visit them, often sitting for an hour or more in the small air-conditioned room dedicated to them. I’ve seen some great traveling exhibitions here, but the Carybé panels on permanent display here are not to be missed.
Written 25 July 2019
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JARAWAK
Lyon, France195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I must confess I was not interested in going in the museum, but it was the thing to do. They give you a brochure translating everything in English. The display is interesting but the material is a little bit insufficient. It’s a lot around religions and some links with African countries. I think it lacks the connection with Brazil, particularly the trade of slaves, the life of slaves once in Brazil, the religious syncretism. We were very interested by the pantheon of Gods sculpted by a contemporary artist. But the exhibit took a real sense to us when we saw the evening dance show (see Balé Folclórico da Bahia ) as the first dance highlights the relationship with those gods and their instruments displayed in the museum.
Written 24 April 2019
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Nelly González
Santiago, Chile72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We went there looking for information on the history of brazilian slave trade and how it affected the configuration of today's bahian culture. We didn't find much of that, instead we found a celebration of african descendents lives and their place in nowadays salvadorian landscape. It wasn't really what we were looking for but it was super interesting nonetheless. I loved the room with the sculptures of Orishas' gods and their exhibit on "black lives matter". They have a guide that you can ask for at the front desk that explains everything in Portuguese, Spanish and English, just remember to get it back before you go.
Written 30 December 2018
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LisandroVoyager
Washington DC, DC768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
There are interesting exhibits and some English language content on some panels. One learns about the African influence in religion, food and other customs. There is an interesting set of wood carved panels portraying figures from the African traditional beliefs, called Orishas. But I enjoyed most the explanation of waves of Africans by tribal identification that is found in the main permanent exhibit. The museum is super easy to find right on the main square of Pelourinho by the cathedral.
Written 21 July 2017
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ClaireWilson36
Los Gatos, CA237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This is a very small museum that is worth a stop to see the Carybe carved panels, if you are in this area. These panels depict many of the Candomble spiritual beings and are definitely a must-see. When you buy an entry ticket, be sure to ask for an English guide. It isn't a very good museum guide, but it is better than nothing. It doesn't really track the individual exhibits and explain them. It is more general information about topics in the culture and history. It does contain a detailed description of each Carybe panel.

In this same old 19th Century building complex that is the federal University, there is a Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology--with a different entrance from the Afro-Brazileiro Museum that is confusing. You enter the main courtyard area--go up and down different stairs. You'll have to ask. We didn't go into this museum, as it had a 10 BRL fee and didn't seem that enticing.
Written 30 September 2016
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FloridaCarl
Tallahassee2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
A very small museum with several interesting art and history exhibits. Most of the information (maybe all?) is in Portuguese.
Written 19 July 2016
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AndreSBP12
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
By far, the most intersting museum in Salvador, with a great paintings exhibition and also background history and artifacts on the slave trade. The star of the show are the breathtaking Orixás wood panels.
Written 7 December 2015
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africanmatrix
africanmatrix489 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
It is part of the Federal University of Bahia
It is located in the old school of medicine of the university

Excellent Carybe wood panels
Written 20 November 2015
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LLollapalooza
Ireland50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
I liked the building itself and the amazing masks and sculptures from Africa many of Nigerian/Benin origin (where I had just been for work). Unusual musical instruments were downstairs and memorial column in the garden which had a write up in English. Unfortunately elsewhere in the museum had no English translation.
Written 10 November 2014
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