Palácio Rio Branco
Palácio Rio Branco
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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ebarock
Fredericton, Canada203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
You don't need to go to the museum, it is not that good. But the view from the balcony it is awesome and a must stop.
Written September 28, 2014
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA9,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This majestic construction was rebuilt last centrury and the location hosted the Governors sent by Portugal to manage the richness of the colony.
Now it holds a small museum and the secretary of Culture; but the staircase to the right allows a wonderful view over the bay, that when entrance is allowed by security guards...
Written November 15, 2018
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Located on top of the cliff within Plaza Tomé de Souza, (who was the first governor of Brazil), is one of the oldest paces in the city, it was formerly the seat of parliament, quite an architecturally stunning building.
Written December 27, 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,777 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This attractive old palace dates back to 1549 and once was the seat of government in Salvador. It has been used as a military barracks and a prison and has been renovated a number of times but appeared to be currently not in use.
Written November 8, 2019
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Rami A
Tel Aviv, Israel1,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This building used to house the government of Bahaia. It was built back in the 16th century, but was ruined in 1912, rebuild in 1919 in neoclassical style and was completely restored in 1984. It houses today some public institutions.
Written October 11, 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This palace was built in 1919, in eclectic architectural style, as headquarters of the State of Bahia government. As a matter of fact, it was "rebuilt" on the same site of Bahia's first Governor General palace in the 1500's. It is still beautiful, totally restored and is much more like a small museum, with a small collection and breathtaking views of "Baía de Todos os Santos" and its calm blue waters. A quick visit at free entry. "Praça Thomé de Souza" (named after the first Governor General) and "Elevador Lacerda" side the palace. Enjoy!
Written August 23, 2019
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jd3sai
Houston, TX399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Situated near the elavador lacerda, the Palace is not that big, yet by looking at it you can see it is grand. Inside it now holds small art galleries, we saw one from teenagers to young adults and they were heartfelt. They covered topics from social media issues to the issues the country faces for women.

There is also a large balcony area that faces the bay which is great for picture taking. We took quite a few and they came out great.

You cannot go upstairs, guarded of course. The palace is beautiful. Free entrance, nothing to buy here. No bathrooms. Will not take long to take a look around.
Written January 16, 2019
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scottmU2037SR
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Stayed 6 nights,staff very UNFRIENDLY didn't speak to my wife and I unless we spoke first, Drink quality below average hard to get the same drink made the same way at different bars , my wife ordered black coffee at 7 different dinning places and got 7 different coffee drinks from exspreso to a cappuccino , on Saturday there was no running water or WiFi for over 8 hours ,Cleanliness and the food was very good, also no food after 1030 pm only a very limited room service menu, pools close a 6pm but the staff start a cleaning up at 520 almost pushing people out early , would never go back there again , very disappointing !!!!
Written March 22, 2018
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Fabiano F
Fortaleza, CE1,301 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The palace is beautiful but that is all. You can visit the entrance hall of the building. It is always opened in business times.
Written January 18, 2018
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Mike P
Knoxville, TN123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is an empty building with lots of history. The walls are covered with events in early Brazil history. There is a small gift shop and tours are provided if asked for. Great place to relax if your walking around and need a break.
Written November 30, 2017
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