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Address: Av. Rui Barbosa | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250, Brazil
Phone Number:
55-21-2299-5586
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The 1940s Hollywood actress and singer is remembered in this museum that...

The 1940s Hollywood actress and singer is remembered in this museum that displays her knockout costumes, jewelry and five-inch high, sequin-covered shoes, as well as records, movie posters and other memorabilia.

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Have no idea why we visited this hard-to-find, out-of-the-way museum. It was a complete waste of time, a tacky, cheesy, dusty display. Do yourself a favor: STAY AWAY!

Reviewed 3 October 2014
CarmichaelVentura
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London
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This museum is CLOSED and has been for some time. Don't try and go. There's a sign saying its closed for our security - not sure what that means - and no idea when it will reopen.

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1 Thank Tom_RedLondon
cheam, surrey
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The guards at the museum said that hopefully the contents of the museum will be moved to a central city location soon. Let's hope it's to a location that is easier to find.

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California
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1,692 reviews
1,073 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 946 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Have no idea why we visited this hard-to-find, out-of-the-way museum. It was a complete waste of time, a tacky, cheesy, dusty display. Do yourself a favor: STAY AWAY!

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Thank CarmichaelVentura
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

See uploaded pic for posted announcement of closure for 'your security'. If there's a web presence, i'd check it first before coming to this location.

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2 Thank Houstonista
London
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875 reviews
668 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Despite being located in a really odd building in a really odd place, this museum gave us a fun hour or so. Films staring Carmen are continuously playing in a small theatre area and an excellent time line of her life is written on the wall. Whilst there are many of Carmens outfits, jewelry and personal belongings on display we... More 

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3 Thank elsiek
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This tiny little place is a joy - dedicated to the lovely Carmen her vitality shines through in all the exhibits. Go visit, it's fabulous fun.

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Thank RioLondonLove
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2012

A fruit basket hat, Hollywood musical movies - that's pretty much all I knew about Carmen Miranda. I didn't even realise she was Brazilian until I moved here. On a rainy day in Rio, what do you do? Visiting a museum seemed like a good idea, so we picked one that we hadn't visited before and the pin landed on... More 

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1 Thank juliegray2407
Vancouver, Canada
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239 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Not easy to find – it’s in an ugly concrete bunker, sitting in a desolate, empty park that runs between two busy highways. Almost no signage, but I recognized the building from website photos. Such a contrast to the colourful and flamboyant entertainer featured inside. Film clips show Carmen Miranda in action, and display cases features original and replica jewelry,... More 

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1 Thank Don_G_Wright
Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

This museum is a natural magnet for tourists visiting Rio. What a big disappointment! It is tiny and, apart from some clothes which were allegedly worn buy the movie star, there's virtually nothing else of interest. Don't waste your time!

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1 Thank Renato S
Rio de Janeiro
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

It is definitely and exclusively for those who love the Brazilian singer and actress who starred some Holywood movies in the 50s.

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3 Thank impressionniste

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