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Palacete das Artes. Foto: Fábio Marconi

Tree-lined streets, people walking on sidewalks, restaurants, ice cream parlors, delicatessen, museums and galleries. Besides that, it is close to Porto da Barra and during carnival, for the most athletic ones, it’s possible to do the Campo Grande circuit and then walk to the Barra-Ondina circuit. Here, we will get to know some of the charming destinations of these two delightful districts: the art circuit that connects Graça to Corredor da Vitória, ending with a coffee, near Campo Grande.

Starting with Palacete das Artes. In the gardens, besides centenary trees and many species of native flora, there are four bronze sculptures of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The place is very charming! The Contemporary Hall Mario Cravo Jr. hosts temporary exhibitions of important artists in the plastic arts scene of Bahia, Brazil and other countries, as well as a shop and the Solar Café.

Enjoy and have lunch at the Solar Café. It’s a guarantee of pleasant environment and light and delicious food. The flagship of the house is the crepe, which has different flavors with names that honor Bahia and its beloved places. Good to go after seeing an exhibition, nice for couples and great to go in groups.

Then walk towards Corredor da Vitória. In one of the most noble avenues of the city is 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. It also has a library specialized in decorative arts. Excellent research place for those interested in architecture, decoration and design once it is a great inspirational source. After that, walk to the oldest museum in the state that houses a class about Bahia.

Created in 1918 in the building annexed to the Public Archive and transferred in 1982 to its current headquarters in Corredor da Vitória, the Bahia Art Museum (MAB) is the oldest in the state. On the ground floor, there are maps and aspects of Salvador in the 17th century, the time of the Dutch invasion, in 1624, besides engravings that refer to a walk through the city of Salvador in the 19th century. The rosewood staircase is an artwork itself!

To finish this very pleasant afternoon, how about a coffee in a super modern place? A bakery, confectionery and store with 1920s Chicago atmosphere. Coffeetown Salvador is the first franchise of the brand in Bahia and has the proposal to integrate the coffee culture with the diverse identities of the city. It mixes great decoration and products with a strong local identity, in an environment that helps connections between different types of public.

In the menu, special coffees, cakes and desserts of their own manufacture, in addition to natural fermentation breads produced daily and exclusive gourmet products. Enjoy the high-speed internet and lots of jazz and blues in the ambient music and post all the photos made this afternoon. It will be an “overpost” of culture!


Palacete das Artes
Visitation: Tuesday to Friday, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 2:00 pm. to 6:00 pm.
Graça Street, 289 – Graça, Salvador – BA, 40150-060
Tel: (71) 3117-6987

Solar Café
Palacete das Artes, Graça Street, 289 – Graça, Salvador-BA, 40150-055
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.
Phone: (71) 3328-3444
Rio Vermelho, Fonte do Boi Street, 24 – Rio Vermelho – Salvador-BA
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 am to midnight.
Phone: (71) 3012-9360

Carlos Costa Pinto Museum
From Monday to Sunday, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, except Tuesday, when it is closed to the public for maintenance and technical work.
Sete de Setembro Ave, 2490 – Vitoria, Salvador – BA, 40080-001
Bahia Museum of Art – MAB
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Sete de Setembro Ave, 2340 – Vitória Corridor, Salvador – BA, 40080-004
Phone: 3117-6902

Coffeetown Salvador
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Adress: Corredor da Vitória, near Campo Grande
Sete de Setembro Ave, 1755 – Vitoria, Salvador – BA, 40080-002

Palacete das Artes. Foto: Fábio Marconi

Approximate duration
6 horas - 9hs
R. da Graça, 289 - Graça, Salvador - BA, 40150-060

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