Attractions

Museum in Cachoeira & São Felix

Museu Hansen Bahia

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…
Art Studio in Cachoeira & São Felix

Louco

Cachoeira has maintained a tradition of wood carving with a heavy African flavor. Stop in on the atelier (studios) of one of the best sculptors in town, Louco, to get a sense of the local style; it operates roughly …
Art Studio in Cachoeira & São Felix

Doidão

Cachoeira has maintained a tradition of wood carving with a heavy African flavor. Stop in on the atelier (studio) of one of the best sculptors in town, Doidão, to get a sense of the local style; it operates roughly …
Historic Building in Cachoeira & São Felix

Casa da Câmara e Cadeia

At the Casa da Câmara e Cadeia, organized criminals ran the show upstairs and disorganized criminals were kept behind bars downstairs. The building dates to 1698 and served as the seat of the Bahian government in 18…
Museum in Cachoeira & São Felix

Museu Regional da Cachoeira

Housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion, the humble Museu Regional da Cachoeira displays colonial furnishings and priestly vestments.
Church in Cachoeira & São Felix

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 Teófilo de Jesus. On the 2nd floor, the Museu das Alfaias contains remnants from …
Church in Cachoeira & São Felix

Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo

The Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo has a gilded baroque altar, paneled ceilings and azulejos (handmade tiles imported from Portugal), and dates from 1702.
Church in Cachoeira & São Felix

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.