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Museu da Republica

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Address: Rua do Catete, 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210-010, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (21) 2127-0324
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Description: Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the...
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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Former Home of President Vargas

The third floor, which contains the bedroom in which President Vargas committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest (his pajamas with the bullet hole and blood stain are on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The third floor, which contains the bedroom in which President Vargas committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest (his pajamas with the bullet hole and blood stain are on display on the second floor) is currently under renovation and closed to the public. Nonetheless, the home and the grounds in Catete are an interesting place to visit and it... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Museum is lovely but unfortunately as much can´t be said for the facilities which , typical of the city are generally not clean. There are now , no restaurants , although there used to be several in the past. This place has gone downhil, but the gardens are pretty and peaceful and the cinema is small and has good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Rio de Janeiro. It is indeed the marvelous City. The Windsor Flamengo Hotel is a Great place to stay!

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Iasi
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If more of Portuguese text would had been displayed in English too, I would have rated with Very Good. One can easily learn about Brasil's history since the first republic to nowadays republic. It is near Catete subway station, and the old building is easy to identify with its black birds ornating the roof. Sundays entrance is free. And, also... More 

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viajeiro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Both the museum and the beautifully landscaped park are a local treasure that make for a relaxing and interesting visit. It is a refreshing change from the beaches to enjoy a short walk to take in the scenery of the ponds and fountains, under the shade of variety of trees, have a snack or espresso drink at the outdoor cafe... More 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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Sao Carlos, SP
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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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101 helpful votes 101 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

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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