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Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes

Rua do Bom Jesus, 183 - Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3441-5102
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Ranked #33 of 138 Attractions in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Daily from 8am to 7pm and Sundays, from 2pm. Admission is R$4.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Not really a museum, this place is a collection of giant carnival heads, some recogniseable to non-Brazilians, some not. It is just the one room, but that is just about big enough. You are allowed to 'hug' the Pope while you have your picture taken and who can resist a Giant Elvis head??? Not expensive and worth a half-hour visit.

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Trondheim, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The city's tur goes to Recife and Olinda stopping in many places including this one. We need to pay extra just R$ 5,00 for to go into this place. There we find most of the dolls, famous from Olinda's Carnival. There is a guide speaking in Portuguese about the dolls. Just for photos.

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Goiania, GO
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226 reviews 226 reviews
138 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The "giant dolls" are very well made. It's a funny representation of many important celebrities. It deserves a visit if you are passing .

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