The Afro-Brazilian Museum of the Federal University of Bahia is one of the few in the country to deal exclusively with African cultures and its presence in the Brazilian culture formation. Through important material elements that represent these cultures, the museum presents contents that facilitate the understanding of the historical, artistic and ethnographic aspects that identify the African societies and allow a reflection on the importance of this matrix for the development of Brazilian society.
There are also objects of Brazilian origin, related to the Afro-Brazilian religion of Bahia, including a set of cedar carvings by Carybé, 27 panels representing the orixás of Bahia candomblé. The museum, which was first organized by Pierre Verger, is housed in the building of the first medical school in Brazil, now owned by the Federal University of Bahia.
Largo Terreiro de Jesus, Pelourinho.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
Phone: (71) 3283-5540
Photos of the place: Fábio Marconi
MAFRO - Museu Afro-Brasileiro da UFBA. Foto: Fábio Marconi