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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

Address: Alameda Antonio Brennand | Várzea, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81)2121-0352
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Ranked #1 of 110 Attractions in Recife
Type: Art Galleries, Libraries, Parks, Museums
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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a really beautiful and interesting place in Recife. A gorgeous museum to preserve part of Brazil's history..... It's really deserve a visit!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An interesting idea. A beautiful place to visit and a nice collection of art. And for those who like these things a nice collection of swords and knifes among other thing. A medieval castle experience (sort of...)

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you have a day to spare and if you are not comparing this museum to similar museums in Europa (like I'm doing), then it could be a highlight of your trip and the silence and beauty of the complex give a relaxing brake from Brasils buzzling, horning city! Personally I didn't realy get a 'wow' feeling in this museum,... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The place is worth visiting because the area is beautiful, but it is hard not to think about how rich 'the family' is in comparison with the rest of the population. So much inequality is hardly justifiable. On top of that, the 'collection' is a big fat joke.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Really really recommend you visit! It's going to be the best museum experience you will ever have in the world today!!! Watch out for the aggressive guard dogs at the front gate!(Sherk & Fiona) They look friendly but they will leap up at you barking and possibly bite you. It's open Tuesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm so keep that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I would recommend this place to any one who is in Pernabuco state. First is free of charge and they have what to see from the last 4 century's from Europe and South America. For sure you will feel like in different age.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Built on the Site of an old brick works this is a truly amazing Museum. There is a wide selection of Brennand's painted and Ceramic Work tasefully displayed in several halls and externally. There are extensive grounds and a Restauraunt as well as a shop. Well worth a visit with a very inexpensive emtry charge.

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Recife, PE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazing visit !!!! Exceptional collection of Ducth period in Brazil. Best White weapons collection in Brazil, beautiful swords with precious stones from the Sultans!! Much Worth !!

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A surprising large collection of historical & European art & armor. Tells the history of this sea port.

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place reminded me of the old J.Paul GettyMuseum in Malibu; lot of baroque, traditional stuff. Not to everyone's taste but DEFINITELY worth seeing. His entire collection is very conservative but heavy on Dutch Brazil and very different from his artist brother, Francisco Brennand. I can see why Francisco would have been the black sheep in the family with a... More 

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