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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 159 things to do in Recife
Type: Art galleries, Libraries, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Art galleries, Libraries, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Museums, Shopping & Fashion

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Recife, PE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have enough time in Recife, you should visit this oasis in the city. Specially interesting for people how like collections, and those who would like to take a break from beach and the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I couldn't say enough about my granduncle, who built this wonder and gifted the city with this marvellous attraction. I am very proud both as a family member, and as a citizen !

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What makes this place great is not only the collections but the whole environment. The castle is surrounded by a large green area with cool statues and roaming ducks - it's a beautiful location! The collections displayed indoors are also vast with lots of unique items - the wing with the weaponry and armors was the highlight for me.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've visited this place some 16 years ago with my family in Brazil. It's an excellent attraction to get involved in cultural brazilian life.......if I can remember:-)))))))........getting old and having visited many places, sometimes I forget some essential points to mention. But I remember the entrance of this place with many trees.....the several rooms with historical facts.....I loved it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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