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Museu da Republica

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Address: Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
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+55 21 2127 0324

Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the...

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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Nice park in the middle of the city

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... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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271 reviews
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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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Essex UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 about how they came then wanted independence from Portugal. Wished we had been able to... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was a nice way to cool off for a few hours. I loved the paintings. It was a bit sparse though. I don't know if it was that time of year.

Thank brookvillejill
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

An interesting visit, with some support for those not with native language but many displays lacked in depth translations. Friendly staff, but left without much more knowledge than I arrived. I visited here in August during the Rio Olympics 2016, both before it got busy, during and after the games. I stayed with my wife and teenage son and visited... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you have been to the main attractions of the city and have time to spare to discover other areas it's nice to pay a visit to this place, it's well preserved and has info in each room in portuguese/english. The gardens are nice and worth the visit.

Thank evyboo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Inserting paintings and sculptures. The museums are close together so you can do a couple. Take passport for ID.

Thank MoraginRio
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This museum was one of the symbol of richness and powerless of the elite that was working with coffee cultivation and it preserves good antiquities from the republican period.

Thank Fabrizio Z
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was the only museum that I visited in Rio, and I probably would not have come here if it wasn't located almost opposite of my hotel, which would have been a shame. It's right by Catete metro station and it offers a great glimpse of history. The palace has amazing interior and interesting historic details. I visited the museum... More 

Thank Solja V
Trinidad, West Indies
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Our last day in Rio, my sister and I decided to visit this museum. We visited on May 18th. Its not a very big museum so you can go through it in less than 2 hours, especially if you don't speak Portuguese because most of the info for the displays is in Portuguese. I do wish there was more information... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Some staff (especially the ones stationed at the bag/locker room) didn't seem happy wit their job and came off as grumpy employees that didn't care if people visited the museum. Very little English descriptions for the exhibits so brush up on your Portuguese. Only highlight was visiting the top floor where the exhibit the bedroom, clothes and gun of a... More 

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