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Museu da Republica

Rua do Catete, 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210-010, Brazil (Botafogo)
+55 (21) 2127-0324
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Ranked #33 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the overthrow of the monarchy, this...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the overthrow of the monarchy, this granite and marble building has striking floors and ceilings and houses a museum with presidential memorabilia, furniture and art.

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Sao Carlos, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

there you can know a bit of the history of brazil in the middle of the 20th century. there is also a nice park behind the building where you can access the park of flamengo.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great history behind this house, which is the place where the late president getulio vargas - known as the father of the poor - commited suicide. The manicured gardens are a nice surprise.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's been 2,5 years that I leave in Rio, and it was the first time I have been here! The palace is so relevant in our history that I feel ashamed for not having been here before! It's very well preserved and free of charge! Its garden is very well maintained with wildlife that make kids crazy: ducks, turtles, ducks... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum I liked a lot. It is located in a beautiful old building in really good condition, and had a lot of fascinating information about Brazilian politics and social movements. If you're at all into history, this museum is for you!

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I cannot imagine living here before the advent of air conditioning; it is no wonder that the emperor had a summer home in the hills. Some of the furnishings and other artifacts were interesting, and the gardens were lovely, but I could not stop thinking how uncomfortable it must have been to live there.

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Salvador, BA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well worth a visit in Catete. A world apart from the hustle of Rio. The edifice is beautiful and well kept. Sit in the gardens, see a film, visit the small store... The Metro exits directly in front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Magnificent interiors, beautiful garden. A great trip to Brazil history. Very cheap entrance fee, 6 reais (less then 3 dollars) On wednesdays and sundays the entrance is free. First take a walk in the garden and then go inside the Palace after that drink dome coffee at the cafeteria.

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Athens, Greece
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It gives you an excellent view of this country;s history through pains, war and exploitation and its way to recovery...not to be missed.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

A beautifull museum, illustring Brazil's republic history before Brasilia was declared as the country's capital. Easy to arrive at catete's metro. 6R$ the ticket, such a nice place beautiful main stairs, and wonderfulls room's business. Worth it!

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Bogota, Colombia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Besides the majesty of the place it is a very interesting museum with a permanent exposition about the history of Brazil's governments. I think it is a great place where you can learn about some of the highlights of the brazilian presidents and the modern social movements in the country's recent history. It is a very beautiful palace and I... More 

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