Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
Museu Náutico da Bahia
In addition to having superb views, the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra contains this excellent nautical museum, with relics and...
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...
Cabana da Cely
You’ll have to battle for a sidewalk table at this popular casual restaurant where local couples and families come for cold beer and...
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 (and lots of interesting information in English.) As you catch the sunset here – from the grassy ledge behind the fort or from the museum’s gorgeous terrace café – realize that Salvador’s peninsula is the only location in Brazil where the sun appears to set over the ocean.