Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
Museu Náutico da Bahia
In addition to having superb views, the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra contains the excellent nautical museum, with relics and displays...
Praia Porto da Barra beach
Praia Porto da Barra beach is rather like the Pelourinho: small, picturesque, usually crowded, loaded with vendors selling everything...
If you’re short on time, climb aboard the open-air Salvador Bus at Farol da Barra, the Mercado Modelo or a number of other downtown...
Off Club is a great spot for dancing. This place brings in a mixed and assorted crowd of drag queens, gays, lesbians, straights, go-go...
This branch of the Brazilian chain is nothing fancy, but it offers porch seating, inexpensive takeout and a decent buffet spread...
Largo do Farol da Barra s/n · interesting places nearby
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra information
Built in 1698, Bahia’s oldest fort is more commonly called the Farol da Barra for the lighthouse (South America’s oldest) within its walls. In addition to having superb views, the fort houses an excellent nautical museum , with relics and displays from the days of Portuguese seafaring, plus fascinating exhibits on the slave trade.
As you join the locals gathering to catch the sunset from the grassy ledge behind the fort, notice how Salvador’s peninsula is the only location in Brazil where the sun appears to set over the ocean.