About the tour
Unique collections made of jewelry, tableware, furniture and works of art. Private collections capable of catapulting you into a life outside of our time. A rich past of families who opened their doors so that these stories were told in objects and beautiful architecture. A good script also to inspire designers, stylists, architects and actors in character constructions.
We started at the Bahia Art Museum, MAB, which is the oldest state museum, created in 1918 in the building annexed to the Public Archive and transferred in 1982 to its current headquarters in the Victory Corridor. Its collection consists of 13,686 pieces acquired over time, through the purchase by the State of Bahia of works of large private collections. Among the highlights were the painting of the Caravaggio School “David with the Head of Goliath”, oriental porcelains and the set of “historical dishes” that belonged to several representatives of the Brazilian aristocracy. The entrance staircase is a spectacle apart. Against the wall, a wooden structure like a large handrail, all detailed in solid wood, draws attention for being robust and delicate at the same time.
The high society life
Continuing in this part of the city, with tree-lined streets, we go to a beautiful place inaugurated in November 1969, the Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, which portrays the high society life of the 18th and 19th centuries. The place has a private collection of the Costa Pinto family, which resulted in 23 exhibition rooms for decorative art and paintings. In the collection, 3,175 pieces are divided into 12 collections. Among them: Crystal, Drawing, Sculpture, Engraving, Furniture, Goldsmithing, Painting, Porcelain and Silverware. The museum also has the Balagandã Café, good for a short break.
Japanese food and a beautiful view
Soho Restaurant is beautiful. On this day, we suggest going to Soho at the nautical complex Bahia Marina, which will do you good for the eyes and taste. Of Japanese-style Asian cuisine, it is over-prized and has branches in major capitals of the country. It is known for its dishes with a touch of “food design”, privileged view to the Bay of All Saints and a fabulous beachfront deck with glass flooring. The movement of the waves and the lighting give an incomparable charm. Taste calmly and take time between plates. Let the sun say goodbye, while you look out to the sea…
Jazz and the “Bahia Borealis”
There, close to Soho, finish your day listening to music of the highest quality. JAM at MAM is a very affectionate project, which takes a special soundtrack to the Museum’s weekend, based on the best style of jam sessions. The tip is to get there early and enjoy that wonderful sunset from there. Carry a cloth or a rug, sit right at the edge and relax as the sky turns orange, pink and even purple. Our “Bahia Borealis” will drive you crazy. JAM at MAM happens every Saturday.
MAB – Bahia Art Museum
Address: Sete de Setembro Avenue, 2340 – Corredor da Vitória, Salvador-BA, 40080-004
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Carlos Costa Pinto Museum
Address: Sete de Setembro Avenue, 2490 – Vitoria, Salvador-BA, 40080-001
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except holidays and Tuesdays).
Phone: (71) 3336-6081
Address: Bahia Marina – Lafayete Coutinho Avenue, 1010 – Comércio, Salvador-BA, 40015-160
Opening hours: Monday, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. From Tuesday to Thursday, from noon to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Friday and Saturday, from noon to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Phone: (71) 3322-4554
JAM at MAM
Address: Outside area of MAM. Modern Art Museum. Contorno Avenue, no number – Comércio, Salvador-BA, 40060-075
Opening hours: always on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: R$ 8 (normal) / R$ 4 (half)
Phone: Huol Criações – (71) 3241-2983
Restaurante Soho, Marina. Foto: Assessoria