Museu Hansen Bahia
Cachoeira has maintained a tradition of wood carving with a heavy African flavor. Stop in on the atelier (studios) of one of the best...
Igreja Matriz NS do Rosário
The church dates to between 1693 and 1754. It has beautiful azulejos (handmade tiles imported from Portugal) and a ceiling painted by...
Igreja de NS da Ajuda
Cachoeira’s oldest church is the tiny Igreja de NS da Ajuda, built in 1595 when the town was known as Arraial d’Ajuda.
Bar do Reggae
On warm evenings, everyone and his brother is sitting at these sidewalk tables, drinking beer and enjoying a starlit view of the river.
A cheerful buffet lunch spot on the square.
13 de Maio · interesting places nearby
Museu Hansen Bahia information
Karl Heinz Hansen (1915-76) was a German artist who emigrated to Brazil in 1949. He felt such an affinity with his new home that he had his surname changed to 'Hansen Bahia'. Today, this museum displays his powerful block prints and paintings, many showing the influence of Cachoeira's wood-carving tradition. The striking building is the birthplace and former home of Brazilian heroine Ana Nery, who organized the nursing corps during the Paraguay War.