Farol da Barra and Museu Náutico da Bahia

Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra - Largo do Farol da Barra, s/n - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-650, Brazil

Bahia’s oldest fort dates to 1698 and is best known for housing South America’s oldest lighthouse, which sits perched on the southwest end of Salvador’s upscale Farol da Barra beach. Inside, the excellent nautical collection—the city’s best museum—offers fascinating exhibits on Portuguese maritime history and the slave trade. Join the locals outside on the grassy lawn, one of Brazil’s best spots to watch the sun go down.

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