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Museum of the Republic

Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Botafogo)
(21) 3235-3693
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Ranked #39 of 488 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty 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... more » 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. « less
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 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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30 attraction reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

It is actually a small but very well maintained park in the neighborhood of Catete (metro stop of the same name). In the premisses of the park, there is the Museum of the Republic with a nice book shop (entrance from the side of the museum building). There is a small cinema in another building inside the park, which shows... More

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Houston, Texas
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I had read about the Museum of the Republic and was intrigued by the description as the building is the place where one of the last presidents of Brazil committed suicide in order to avoid a miliary coupe about fifty years ago. Oddly, his death did indeed delay the military as the people took the streets in sympathy and mourning... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We visited and stayed around an hour, which was enough time to see the entire complex and a quick walk around the gardens out the back. The building is beautifully preserved and contains some interesting information regarding the history of Brazil. Some of the information boards have been translated into english, however only a few of them. Highlights for us... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The collection on display is average. outside the museum there is a nice garden and nice restaurant. Good to spend a free afetrnoon.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

There was a lot to see here and all had been well preserved in the original building which in itself is magnificent. While you are outside have a walk round the house and look for all those eagles! Inside, it is fantastic to be able to walk through rooms that still house furniture and artifacts situated in their original location.... More

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Bothell, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

i stopped in for a look today, its a beautiful, well maintained mansion with a lot of intetesting exhibits, most in Portuguese. However, at only 6rs. it is worth a look if you like to see old building interiors. The gardens behind the mansion are free, so if you are just looking for somewhere to escape the heat of Rio,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I went with a bunch of friends to this museum and was deeply disappointed. The minute we walked in, the staff started to treat us like cattle, saying we should move faster and that also we needed to be together, so if I wanted to stay behind and observe paintings or have a closer look at a document I couldn't.... More

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