Misericordia Museum, Salvador

4.7
#7 of 69 in Museums in Salvador
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Once among the first hospitals in the country, Misericordia Museum now houses religious artwork of inestimable value. Stop by to take a guided tour of the museum’s rich collection of sacred art, some of which is hundreds of years old. There’s also a portraits gallery of prominent benefactors and an archive of the region’s notable family histories. This building is an important national landmark, and one of the first religious complexes in the country to follow the building model of church at the center and long side wings. Rich in detail, the site has seen multiple costly renovations over the years. Most notably, in 1704 the staircase and the loggia overlooking the city’s famous bay were covered with expensive Portuguese marble. Arrange to visit Misericordia Museum and other attractions in Salvador using our Salvador trip builder tool.
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  • Inmersing yourself in the huge array of culture, art and social tragedy that this place represents, it's surely one of the greatests spots to any Salvador visit. Our guide was kind and attentive and.....  more »
  • Worth visit! There is a small ticket price for a big experience! Things are all original, there is almost no replicas, so you see the true things. The view to the lower city and ocean from this place....  more »
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  • Well preserved and very good guides that explain everything during your visit. Some of them speak in Spanish and English. Excellent for tourism.
  • Place full of history and with a wonderful view. Guides offer tours in different languages.
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