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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.