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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

Alameda Antonio Brennand, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
81 2121-0352
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Ranked #1 of 134 attractions in Recife
Type: Art Galleries, Parks, Libraries, Museums
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't believe that people actually enjoyed visiting this place! Obviously owned by someone with more money than taste, it is like wandering around the gift shops of Europe's fine museums with copies of The David, Boteros etc. The coffee shop was ok. Save the money you will spend on a taxi to get there and back and do something... More

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Recife, PE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful place and a great art collection. The arms collection is probably one of the largest in the world.

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Recife, PE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is a very okay place to spend your day if you dont have anything else on your schedule. Went here with my girlfriend and a friend of hers and i was more busy entertaining them and myself..hehe. A beautiful place, but anything with art doesnt really draw my attention. Would recommend this place to those who are interested though!

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Brennard's works aren't to everyone's taste, but I am glad I didn't miss seeing his creations! He is famous and has won various prizes all over the world. If you are already in or near Recife, I would go.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

An interesting collection of fine art from many periods. The setting for all of the art is in a medieval looking castle. The collection contains Rodin, Botero, as well as Dutch and Asian masters and overall has a surprisingly European feel. It was very surprising to see a medieval type castle in the midst of the tropical setting of Brazil,... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Some Brazilian friends of ours in Recife invited us to visit the Instituto Ricardo Brennand on the last Tuesday of the month. They said it was free then, Which turned out to be true, but we've been to one museum here that was two rooms and maybe 18 paintings. So we weren't expecting much and I didn't have time to... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Totally worth visiting! Beautiful place with lots of history and art in its properties. Bring a camera and save at least a whole afternoon so you can appreciate all the views and arts and take pictures.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Insituto Ricardo Brennand is worth visiting if you have a car. The grounds are sprawling, kempt and beautiful, and the buildings are fun to look at - even if not in the best of taste: faux-antique with a massive reproduction of Michelangelo's David out front that is a bit cheesy. However, the landscaping, whatever your take on it, is... More

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Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Even if you are not a big history buff, you will become one here. The blend of history and beauty of art work so well together, you feel you are having a true experience, not a mundane visit. The architecture is gorgeous! And in the "armory", I love the armor for the horses...AND the dog! I will never tire of... More

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