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Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the overthrow of the monarchy, this granite and marble building has striking floors and ceilings and houses a museum with presidential memorabilia, furniture and art.
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This place used to be the home for several Brazilian presidents and it was an important political building throughout the history of Brazil. Its exhibitions show the different rooms of the building and how it was used by the presidents and ministers. When I was...More
A beautiful building and park, this is a great way to spend the afternoon seeing some of the early presidential history of Brazil.
If you are not a Portuguese speaker (like me) then I suggest taking the audio guide which is very good.
Museum covering Brazilian history focusing on the Presidents of the Republic. It is in an old mansion which became the official residence of the Presidents of Brazil for about 60 years before the Capital was moved to Brasilia. There is some description of some parts...More
On a hot (30c) afternoon visited this 19th century palace built by a coffee plantation owner. It became the presidential palace in 1889 and is now a museum. Varied and interesting rooms, including one where President Vargas committed suicide in 1954 - with the gun...More
This is a lovely little museum right beside Catete metro station. Once you go beyond the ground floor, each room has an explanatory plaque in English. You can also get a brochure in English at the ticket desk.
Rooms are beautifully decorated, each in a...More
This historic building is a museum of the Brazilian Republic. We were surprised to find the Marianne not only as the symbol of French revolution but also as one of the Brazilian quest for freedom. The museum room are in the traditional belle epoque style....More
Located opposite the Catete metro I visited on a Sunday and entry was free. The building, interiors etc are lovely, there is an English language explanatory leaflet, information in each of the rooms and the top floor preserves the room where Brazilian President Vargas committed...More
My hotel, Hotel Novo Mundo, is next door to this park and residence of the former President of Brazil. The grounds are stunning, and the building itself was beautiful. The exhibits were not open when I visited, so I was able to see the museum...More