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MAM Museu de Arte Moderna

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Address: Avenida do Contorno | Solar do Unhão, Salvador, State of Bahia 40060-060, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 71 3117 6139
13:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Fri 13:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Saw two very different exhibitions here and both were excellent. I like the spaces and the pieces were well displayed and interpreted. Nice cafe next doo and also some ocean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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231 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Saw two very different exhibitions here and both were excellent. I like the spaces and the pieces were well displayed and interpreted. Nice cafe next doo and also some ocean side space. Terrific.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Mid December 2016 still pretty much all rooms closed for remodeling... I would not call this a museum. Restaurant open. Pitty.

Thank fring077
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a very historical place (slave first "welcoming" place arriving in Salvador). So has a very high symbolic and emotional charge. But it deserves a lot of investment more to be a remarquable place. And what a strange choice to put a MAM place there :-((

Thank Antho83140
Los Gatos, California
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129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This Museum of Modern Art is located in an old sugar processing factory complex along the water. It is very picturesque and interesting. One building houses temporary exhibits. The main building houses alternating selections from the collection of modern art. This area is very small and manageable. Be sure to go to the restaurant, which our guide says has excellent... More 

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kuala lumpur
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317 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There were limited exhibits and nothing interesting to look at. In fact we find the bay at the back more interesting. There were colorful houses outside and some youngster paddle boating. Not recommended

Thank merc8989
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A highlight of my Salvador visit this year was going to Jam do MAM, a concert on the piers next to the beautiful historic building MAM. To be honest, I didn't do inside the museum because it was closed by the time I arrived but based on what I saw, I'd go just to see the historic architecture beautifully restored.... More 

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Santos, SP
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111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 555 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A nice place to visit, lots of culture, great environment, when in Salvador it is a nice place to visit. I recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Ironically modern art has made me thirsty to read some history. The grandeur of this place is amazing, what a spot too. Outlook over a placid bay, serene and beautiful. I missed doing the sculpture walk, from the top this looks awesome...there is always tomorrow. The restaurant is so incredible I will give it its own review.

Thank Carolyn P
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This museum should be visited in paralel with the Arte Sacra Santa Teresa museum, this last being the best sacred art museum in Brazil

Thank Durval F
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The place is nice to have a close view of the sea or to just talk with a friend/loved one by the sea. The restaurant is fine although it's a bit expensive, at least for locals. The Jazz playing there on Saturday nights is not the kind of jazz I expected (I found it quite noisy actually).

Thank Juliana B

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