Açaí Hostel Salvador

Email: acaihostel@gmail.com    Address: Rua do Passo, 7, Salvador/BA    Contact Line: +55 (71) 3241-5518

Places to Visit in Salvador

Catedral Basílica

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The Catedral Basílica dates from 1672 and is a marvelous example of Jesuit architecture. The interior is elegant and simple, with marble-covered walls and pillars that emphasize verticality. The sacristy has a beautiful carved jacaranda archway and a painted dome and floor.

 

Distance from Açaí Hostel: 170m
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Museu Afro-Brasileiro

Distance from Açaí Hostel: 120km

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Not surprisingly given its name, the Museu Afro-Brasileiro exhibits wood carvings, baskets, pottery and other art and crafts linking Brazilian and African artistic traditions. The exhibit of photography, sacred objects and ceremonial apparel demonstrating the African roots of Brazilian Candomblé is especially fascinating.

The highlight of the museum is a large room dedicated to breathtaking carved wooden panels by Argentine-born Carybé – perhaps Salvador’s most renowned 20th-century fine artist. The panels are stylised depictions of orixás  (deities of the Afro-Brazilian religions), inlaid with shells and metals.

 

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