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Palacete Provincial

Address: Praca Heliodoro Balbi, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Phone Number: (92) 3622-8387
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Ranked #16 of 71 Attractions in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Tue, Wed 9am-5pm, Thu-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 4pm-8pm

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Nassau Bay
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Now a multi-sectioned museum beautifully restored where a local docent guides you through the sections you explore. A young Brazilian, who spoke English, provided an exceptional historical overview of the Palace. He discreetly shared insights into general Brazilian development and how 20-somethings perceive political changes. The 2014 World Cup cartoons from cartoonists around the word were hilarious! The 3-room exhibit... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Best room in the building: archaeology. They could have more information printed next to their exhibits, but still worth a look.

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Brasilia, DF
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223 reviews 223 reviews
133 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This lovely building has been restored and is now the site of 5 museums: Numismatic Museum, Tiradentes Museum, Amazonas Art Gallery (Pinacoteca), Museum of Image and Sound, and Sculptures Museum. I've visited three of them. Concerning the Amazonas Art Gallery, I enjoyed some paintings and artists, but was disappointed by the fact they don't allow visitors to take pictures of... More

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Drogheda, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is actually a museum, quite interesing. There is a free tour where the guide explains about the history. Outside have nice square with beautiful gardens.

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Vancouver
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163 reviews 163 reviews
65 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

In the middle of the teeming city of Manaus a beautiful palace appears, all pink and lovely and historic. The cool interior offers respite from the heat, and a bevy of english (sort of) speaking students will guide you from one room to another, each one containing or explaining another aspect of Brazil's tumultuous 500 years of history. And probably... More

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São Paulo, Brasil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

If you have some extra time and are staying downtown, this place is all right to spend a few hours. The art collection isnt wide, but I still enjoyed getting to know some local artists. And the room where they show the renovation process is interesting - the place was in real bad shape when the culture office took it... More

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Rio
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47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I was very well impressed by this building. They are tryong to do a good job. There are some permanent expositions, like the collection of coins, collection of arms, beautifully exposed and organized. There are always guides to elain their job and what they are working on.

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