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Museu da Republica

Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
+55 21 2127 0324
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The park is amazing... an oasis in the middle of the city. I spent a whole morning with my kids and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Museum of Brazilian history focusing on the Presidents of the Republic

Museum covering Brazilian history focusing on the Presidents of the Republic. It is in an old... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
peterlondon91
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is amazing... an oasis in the middle of the city. I spent a whole morning with my kids and I would do ir again!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Sadly, the beautiful building is in a state of decay. It is obviously not maitained. The exhibit is not very rich. Perfect for primary school studen field trips.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We did not actually go into the museum. We walked around the grounds of the park, and it's a nice respite from the urban surroundings. It was interesting to note that this had previously been the presidential palace, and where Getulio Vargas took his life.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to visit the museum due to time constraints but to make up for it our guide gave us very in depth history lesson on the building itself and the history of its use by the Portuguese. Found it very interesting learning...More

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