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

4.5
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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  • Beautiful views of the ocean. We were here on foot and on boat. Great place to hang out and relax.
  • Inside there are 2 small museums(one talking about the history of human navigation, with emphasis on the great navigations of the 14th century and navigational equipment, and the other one about the local history and geography of the ocean, while also talking about what they find of human objects in the sea -old pottery and stuff-). There's also 2 heights that have greats views, but be warned: the highest one has a long stairway
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