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1a Travessa 15 de Novembro S/N Faculdade de Medicina Terreiro de Jesus, Salvador, State of Bahia 40750-102, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Itanagimenes
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

This appeared to be a good museum but all in Portuguese. They will give you an English book that translates which was good but struggled a bit on what was what. From what we could make out it was very good and learnt a bit....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank yota7
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EddieS1A
Reviewed 24 April 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anelidanel
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 30 September 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ClaireWilson36
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A very small museum with several interesting art and history exhibits. Most of the information (maybe all?) is in Portuguese.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank FloridaCarl
Reviewed 8 December 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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank AndreSBP12
Reviewed 21 November 2015

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

Date of experience: March 2015
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