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Palacete Provincial

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Address: Praca Heliodoro Balbi, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Phone Number: (92) 3622-8387
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue, Wed 9am-5pm, Thu-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 4pm-8pm

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Check out the numismatic museum

Brazil has had lots of currencies, and this place has an excellent museum on the upstairs floor with examples going back to the Empire of Brazil. The staff is also very nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Abraham E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brazil has had lots of currencies, and this place has an excellent museum on the upstairs floor with examples going back to the Empire of Brazil. The staff is also very nice and called another museum for us to check whether it was open.

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Thank Abraham E
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I don't know what happened but waze is leading the 'palacio rio negro' to this location. They are, however, close each other. Around 5 minutes walking. There are several expositions inside this building, like an old coin collection and the history of the militar police in Brazil. There were also an temporarily star wars origami expo.

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Thank Luiz R
Cabedelo, PB
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86 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The palace makes part of a very beautiful area to have promenades, to relax and to try the tacaca de dona Zita. The palace itself is closed on Saturday afternoon.

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Thank Camilo L
Nassau Bay
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank 1Sam39
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Gaille_PuguonTeo
Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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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2 Thank Celestefaisk
Drogheda, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Liam S
Vancouver
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221 reviews
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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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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Thank psterzi
Rio
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112 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Thank SimRio

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