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Misericordia Museum

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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Rua da Misericordia, 6 - Praca da Se, Salvador, State of Bahia 40020-200, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 71 2203-9835
00:00 - 17:00
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Sun 00:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Excellent museum, well worth a visit

This is a former hospital, now a museum. The admission price includes a guided tour and we had an excellent guide, who spoke very good English. The visit gave us a real insight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a former hospital, now a museum. The admission price includes a guided tour and we had an excellent guide, who spoke very good English. The visit gave us a real insight into the life of Salvador in the past.

Thank awatle1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a museum, art gallery (of benefactors), infirmary, hospital, apothecary, and church all rolled into one. Take the tour offered by an English speaking guide. But when you are in the expansive meeting room where the benefactors who line the walls pledged their purses, make sure you do not lean on the chair at the head of the table.... More 

Thank ajaceman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Private owned is very well taken care of and offers a guide at the entrance, unfortunately there are not guides that spoke english at the day I was there. Suggest you to take a guide with you.

Thank Ana A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

An excellently kept museum. Mandatory guided tours in several languages provides a great insight into the history of Salvadot

Thank Mario V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

On your way to the old city this museum and church is well worth a visit. Beautiful views of the harbour combined with old artifacts and well restored chapel make this memorable visit. Museum guide doesn't speak English but I was given written notes for each room and display. No photos are allowed so I can't share the beauty of... More 

Thank Zana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Very interesting tour. Pity you can't take photos. Another piece of history well kept. Our guides English was very good. Worth the visit

Thank Maidz75
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The Museum, church, and convent make a wonderful visit. Although I don't generally like being led around by a docent, our guide was brief, to the point, and informative. The displays are interesting and well done. The views are great. Gives great insight into the old era. Of note, NO photos are allowed. Not even through the window of the... More 

Thank dmittleman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Visiting this building was included in a historical tour I had chosen. It was very nice and in an excellent way renovated. One of the best part was the English spoken guide "Lucas" who was very friendly and very informative. I would like to visit it again. Unfortunately, photographs are forbidden.

Thank Matina-Lefteris
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

I was very lucky as when I arrived an English speaking tour was just starting. There were only the 3 of us, sadly I don't think this is visited very much. The building is great and the stories are amazing! Very glad we had an English speaking guide as it would have all been meaningless otherwise. The guide was a... More 

Thank Jadenwar
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

I was looking for early links between Brazil and India, and I found some very interesting ones here, including a painting by the Goan-born painter Lourenco Veloso, and the many ingredients for medicines that were produced and imported from India in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Thank RafikiLondon

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