Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, Salvador

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Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Perched upon the edge of a little peninsula, you will find Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. From the top of the tower, which is 22 m (72 ft) high, you have breathtaking views of the expansive sea down below. Take a stroll, climb all over the lighthouse grounds, and be sure to catch the sunset. Inside the fort, you can peruse the nautical museum, which houses maps, navigation equipment, and items recovered from sunken ships. After all of that, you can rest and relax at the outdoor café. Work out when and for how long to visit Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and other Salvador attractions using our handy Salvador road trip app.
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  • This is and old lighthouse is one of Salvador’s historical landmarks. Located in the Santo Antônio Fort, at the Barra Beach, and is one of the main hallmarks of Bahia’s capital city. With a...  more »
  • The entry fee is a very cheap 15 Reals and offers great views od the area from the top of the lighthouse. There are plenty of nautical displays from the early Portuguese saefarers days. The displays....  more »
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  • Absolutely a must to visit when in Salvador, great small collection, super interesting, very historic and with stunning views!
  • Great place to hang out and relax and watch the sun set. Didn't explore the museum itself as it costs money to get in, but lots of people did so seemed like it would be worthwhile at least once.

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