Carnival House

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Get to know a museum created to tell the story of Bahian revelry!

There, it’s Carnival all year round!

The first Museum of Carnival has four floors: the ground floor, the first floor, the terrace and the basement. With care and the use of technology and interactivity, “Casa do Carnaval da Bahia” tells the story of the revelry in a visual and sensorial journey, with several thematic clippings of the party that is at the heart of popular culture, social transformations and the formation of Bahian identity.

Casa do Carnaval da Bahia has models, clothes and instruments borrowed by artists of the party, photos and historical documents, and two cinemas where visitors can learn the rhythms of the party wearing costumes and with the help of monitors. Several video projections are also part of the collection (each visitor makes the tour through the house in a private way, using headphones).

A part of the collection is made up of works by plastic artists, who represent the carnival through paintings, sculptures and masks that refer to the old carnivals. There are also 200 dolls made of ceramics, which represent typical figures of the revelry.

On the first floor, the two rooms of the Interactive Cinema allow the visitor to watch a selection of three videos that encourage dancing the choreographies of carnival blocks and bands, guided by dancing monitors. The use of props for characterization, which are made available by the museum, is prohibited during this pandemic period.

The equipment also has a basement with digital content for research on Carnival. On the roof, visitors can also enjoy an area with a beautiful view of the All Saints Bay and a big part of the Lower City, from Comércio to Ponta de Humaitá.

Casa do Carnaval da Bahia, curated by Gringo Cardia, is open in the Historic Center, next to the Cathedral Basilica of São Salvador, between Terreiro de Jesus and Praça da Sé, next to the Gonçalves Inclined Plan. In the past, the property housed the old Frontispice House, and has been restored by the National Institute of Artistic and Historical Heritage (IPHAN) to house the museum.

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Casa do Carnaval da Bahia (Carnival House)
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, with entry until 5 pm.
The visit will be spontaneous, with an entrance fee of R$ 20 (normal rate) and R$ 10 (half).
Learn more at this link.

Casa do Carnaval - fachada. Foto: Fábio Marconi

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Praça Ramos de Queirós, s/n - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40026-055

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