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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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Address: Alameda Antonio Brennand | Várzea, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
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Half-Day Tour: Oficina Francisco Brennand and Ricardo Brennand Institute plus...
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Museum showing the History of Recife,photos,films and paintings.You can also see a huge collection of white arms.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
paulo ss s
Recife, PE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, weapons, religious artifacts! Would like to have seen a portrait of Richardo Bernnand. A couple of his paintings and ceramic pieces were displayed. My favorites were the very large black animal sculptures on the lawn.

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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum showing the History of Recife,photos,films and paintings.You can also see a huge collection of white arms.

Thank paulo ss s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a diffident must see!!! Be sure to drop your prudish nature at the gate. Francisco Brennand has a weird appreciation for both male and female bodies. The grounds are beautiful, and relaxing in a strange sort of way. LOL... But truly if I could afford his art, or even the amazing tiles I would own a one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful place. I want to go again next year. I hope this place have been carefull for people

Thank Eliane P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to spend time and see wonderful things! I realy recomend. I's a mix of nature and history.

Thank Renato R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Ricardo Brennand Institute is located near the Federal University campus, some 15 km from downtown Recife and Boa Viagem area. Amid well kept gardens, it displays reproductions of classic and Renaissance sculptures, houses the pleasant Castellus where you can have lunch just before the Museum opens at 1 pm, and offers its well curated Pinacoteca. The Pinacoteca exhibits are quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The best museum I have ever seen in Brazil so far. There are a huge collection of arts and antiques. I spent a pleasant afternoon there. You also can enjoy a good snack at a cafeteria there.

Thank Hyf H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great grounds and building, Very cultural and full of history, with a great range of very Eclectic artifacts.

Thank Scott R
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Everyone has his own idea of what constitutes art and this fellow is certainly unique. He tended to be a bit perverse and whether that added to or subtracted from the art, it certainly did draw people in. The artist was certainly prolific as well and the setting was very calm and soothing even if some of the subject matter... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is a quite unique spot in Brazil because it gathers pieces of history from all over the world (and ages). Special attention to the arms collection which is outstanding and certainly one of the richest in the world.

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