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“Historical home”

Carlos Costa Pinto Museum
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US$75.00*
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Salvador da Bahia Museums Tour
Ranked #39 of 259 things to do in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Mon-Sat 2.30pm-7pm
Reviewed 15 July 2014

If you enjoy historical homes you should visit this one. You walk through on your own with guides to point you in the right direction and it should take you 1-2 hours to get through. We enjoyed seeing some of the plantation history in this well preserved home.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

A fine collection of silver from the colonial period. Small cafe. WOrth a visit to flee from the caos of Salvador.

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Located in Vitoria between Barra and Pelourinho, this is a gem of a museum set in a mansion displaying many of the decorative arts of both the Portuguese overloads, as well as of their black servants and slaves. Well worth seeking out, but be sure to check opening times since they are not always open.

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Reviewed 21 December 2012

Being rich can be pretty boring too. That's how I felt when I left this top museum with a great collection of luxury items. All of them extremely tradicional and classical, not showing the slightest interest in the upcoming modern times. That's probably also the resaon why this aristocrate family built this mansion in 1958 in a conservative northern american colonial style. But they never lived in it and transformed it in 1969 into a museum. The architects were Euvaldo Reis and Diógenes Rebouças. Rebouças built also the fantastic Hotel de Bahia (now Sheraton) along the nearby Campo Grande Square, a modernist pleasure and treasure with integrated art works by Genaro de Carvalho and Carybé. Rather check this late 1940s building in stead of this pastiche!

The museum opens late, but stays open until 7pm. No views on the bay because the garden was reserved for a tall apartment tower, very common along the Avenida Sete de Setembro.

Thank Veleiro
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

This wonderful museum of antiques, treasures and artifacts collected over a lifetime by the philanthropist Carlos Costa Pinto is somewhere you really ought to visit. It is in the actual house where the Costa Pintos lived in Salvador.. He made his fortune from sugar and as he and his wife had no children, they spent their money on collecting many treasures, some of which are housed in the museum and were a gift to Salvador. You can gasp at the richness of some of the jewels and gold. Beautifully displayed and lit.

Thank Suzie490
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