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Museu do Mamulengo

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An entertaining tour of crazy dolls

Given the low entry fee, a quirky stop in the museum to look at some of the weird and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2015
London, United Kingdom
A journey through the magical world of dolls and northeastern culture.

First museum of popular dolls in Brazil and Latin America. It has a very rich collection with a... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2015
Recife, PE
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19 Jun 2015
“An entertaining tour of crazy dolls”
30 Jan 2015
“A journey through the magical world of dolls and northeastern culture.”
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Rua de Sao Bento 344 | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53020-080, Brazil
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

Given the low entry fee, a quirky stop in the museum to look at some of the weird and wonderful dolls / puppets on display is cash well spent.

Thank Eloweazle
Reviewed 31 January 2015

First museum of popular dolls in Brazil and Latin America. It has a very rich collection with a wide variety of dolls of various masters of mamulengo. Also discloses the puppet theater tradition in our region. è a great opportunity to learn the art of...More

Thank Wilson_JrREC
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This museum has an incredible collection of all kinds of puppets on several levels. You can get a guide pamphlet explaining the puppets you are viewing and there is even a theatre where puppet shows take place but check the schedule otherwise there will be...More

Thank ajaceman
Reviewed 27 September 2014

This museum has a huge collection of puppets, old and new, from many different styles, and featuring highway robber fold heroes and cultural activities. There is a detail model of making of a local delicacy (to some) tapioca. Definitely worth a look round.

Thank OceanWanderer
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Puppets we thought, sure, why not, since we walked past it and it had been recommended. Now I'd say it is a must! If you want to learn a little about the life of the people in the Northeast of Brazil, this is the place...More

1  Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This place is a must to see once in Olinda. You will find in front of the church guides that will tell the local history for $10. They have a lot of content. The church is called "Se" because is the main local church. The...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a great little museum, unusual and interesting. You don't pay to get in but we did tip the man who (very enthusiastically) showed us round. The information about the puppets, the history of puppetry etc is very sparse, so you don't necessarily learn...More

Thank IknowGoyo
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I'm not a big museum person but this small exhibit of wooden crafted puppets (the only one of its type in the whole of Brazil) in Olinda's historic centre was great. The staff are excellent and our guide (free) - Enio Mariz de Oliveira -...More

Thank Katestevensonuk
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We ended up there because our host in Olinda mentioned that she liked this place. It didn't disappoint. It was very interesting and informative. The puppets are very cool, and you can learn a lot about the culture of the North of Brazil. The person...More

Thank fjpyanez
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Olinda is a beautiful quaint town to pass an afternoon walking through. And then you come upon this interesting little puppet museum and you wonder, really>? Really!.. this is an interesting place to take in how communication has no barriers in the medium it employs.....More

Thank travel2findoneself
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