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I found this set of museums to be a bit of a mixed bag - the art was good, as was the camera section, but I was less taken by the history of the police. It's worth a wander round though - free, another example...More
The Palacete is a must see if you like to see the history of the cities you visit!!! This is an impressive place to visit!!! There are numerous museums to check out. My favorite is the Museum of Image and Sound (Museu da Imagem e...More
Brazil has had lots of currencies, and this place has an excellent museum on the upstairs floor with examples going back to the Empire of Brazil. The staff is also very nice and called another museum for us to check whether it was open.
I don't know what happened but waze is leading the 'palacio rio negro' to this location. They are, however, close each other. Around 5 minutes walking.
There are several expositions inside this building, like an old coin collection and the history of the militar police...More
Now a multi-sectioned museum beautifully restored where a local docent guides you through the sections you explore. A young Brazilian, who spoke English, provided an exceptional historical overview of the Palace. He discreetly shared insights into general Brazilian development and how 20-somethings perceive political changes....More
This lovely building has been restored and is now the site of 5 museums: Numismatic Museum, Tiradentes Museum, Amazonas Art Gallery (Pinacoteca), Museum of Image and Sound, and Sculptures Museum. I've visited three of them. Concerning the Amazonas Art Gallery, I enjoyed some paintings and...More