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“Worth it if you're in barra”

Santo Antonio da Barra fort and Nautic Museum
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US$137.50*
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Full-Day Historic City Tour of Salvador with Lunch
Ranked #16 of 255 things to do in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tue-Sun 8.30am-7pm
Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth it if you're in barra”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The museum is small, but has a few interesting items, including some very old maps and a room full of ships in bottles. The view from the lighthouse is lovely. Worth an hour if you're in barra.

Visited January 2014
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Rochelle, Illinois
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157 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“beautiful views”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

The fort reminded me of the fort in Belem, Portugal. It shows its Portuguese origins. The views from the light house are beautiful. Must do in Salvador.

Visited November 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting museum with great views”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

A great little museum situated in an old fort. The museum gives lots of information about shipping in Brazil, especially how the Portuguese discovered Brazil and colonized it. There is also information about the slave trade and a collection of model ships with information about each one detailing the history of Brazilian war ships. Nearly all of the information boards are displayed in Portuguese and English.

There is also a lighthouse you can climb to the top of and get some great views of the surrounding area and it has been freshly painted.

There is a coffee shop on-site selling food and drink at a reasonable price. Entry to the museum is R$10.

Visited December 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Small but interesting Maritime Museum”
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

The fort is small, mostly converted into a beautiful lookout spot and a museum. The latter is in fact very interesting, focused on the colonization and independence of Brazil. There's plenty of scale models and informative panels in English and Portuguese. The best thing about it is that it can be explored in detail in about an hour.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“nice spot to watch sunset”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

there're a lot of couplers watching sunset during the weekend here. just spot to enjoy the sun and wind. really relax atomshphere. when the sky turns dark, the fort and lighthouse turning on the lights make this place looks really attractive.

Visited June 2013
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