Museum Tour (4 hours)
A colorful and bright city, Salvador captivates everyone with the happiness of Afro-Brazilian culture. This unique charm is consequence of the mixture of races, cultures and religions since its foundation. The city separates beautiful beaches from the historical center in two levels: Upper and Lower Towns connected by the famous Lacerda Elevator. The icon of Bahia, Pelourinho, is located In the Upper Town and has a lovely architecture with colorful houses and colonial churches, besides having a delightful typical gastronomy and a special style of music and dance.
A good opportunity to get to know the city and its history, culture and traditions is by visiting some of its museums. Therefore, in this tour, guests have four hours to visit as many museums as they want, depending on their interest. All the following museums are recommended:
Carlos Costa Pinto Museum: in an American colonial style, the establishment shelters the Museum Carlos Costa Pinto Foundation, firstly constructed for his family, but was never inhabited. Nowadays, it hosts antique collections and accept donations, such as crystal, drawings, miscellany, sculptures, engravings, imagery, furnishings, honorific orders, jewelry, paintings, porcelain and silver. (The museum opens on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 14h30 to 19h)
Modern Art Museum of Bahia: located in the Solar do Unhão Architectural Complex, the museum is considered one of the main spaces of contemporary art of the world, and the most important of the state. It hosts many local expositions and has an open air gallery, the Sculptures Park, besides providing other cultural activities and having interesting collections of important artists. (The museum opens from Tuesdays to Sundays from 13h to 19h)
Sacred Art Museum of Bahia: it hosts a rich collection of images made in wood, terracotta, soapstone and ivory, as well as sculptures, tiles, graves and tombstones. (The museum opens Mondays to Fridays from 13h30 to 17h30)
Afro-Brazilian Museum: besides being an organization for research, it has the purpose of promoting the approach between Brazil and Africa by sheltering interesting expositions that represent both cultures. (The museum opens Mondays to Fridays from 9h to 17h)