Museu Náutico da Bahia
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
Built in 1698, Bahia’s oldest fort is more commonly called the Farol da Barra for the lighthouse (South America’s oldest) within its...
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
Museu Náutico da Bahia information
In addition to having superb views, the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra contains the excellent nautical museum, with relics and displays from the days of Portuguese seafaring, plus fascinating exhibits on the slave trade. All information is offered in both Portuguese and English – a rarity in Bahia. If you only have time for one museum in Salvador, this is the one.