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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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Address: Alameda Antonio Brennand | Várzea, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
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Great place to spend time and see wonderful things! I realy recomend. I's a mix of nature and history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to spend time and see wonderful things! I realy recomend. I's a mix of nature and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ricardo Brennand Institute is located near the Federal University campus, some 15 km from downtown Recife and Boa Viagem area. Amid well kept gardens, it displays reproductions of classic and Renaissance sculptures, houses the pleasant Castellus where you can have lunch just before the Museum opens at 1 pm, and offers its well curated Pinacoteca. The Pinacoteca exhibits are quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best museum I have ever seen in Brazil so far. There are a huge collection of arts and antiques. I spent a pleasant afternoon there. You also can enjoy a good snack at a cafeteria there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great grounds and building, Very cultural and full of history, with a great range of very Eclectic artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone has his own idea of what constitutes art and this fellow is certainly unique. He tended to be a bit perverse and whether that added to or subtracted from the art, it certainly did draw people in. The artist was certainly prolific as well and the setting was very calm and soothing even if some of the subject matter... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quite unique spot in Brazil because it gathers pieces of history from all over the world (and ages). Special attention to the arms collection which is outstanding and certainly one of the richest in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

It's not really a museum, but it is cool collection, with stuff ranging from history pieces to mediavel weapons. Definitely, one of the best places in whole State to go, especially if you appreciate wandering around and see different things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

How come there are two Brennand attractions in Recife, people ask. Well, both places are close, but one of them is a local painter and sculptor's atelier, whereas this Institute is his cousin's, Ricardo Brennand, the collector. Ricardo Brennand has had a passion for collecting for all his life. The object of his collectionism changes with time, but the impulse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is so amazing! It is so serene and peaceful just walk around and enjoy seen the amazing pieces that Brennand has made and that are displayed all over the place. What a talent! Very nice place to appreciate nature and arts together. It is a very nice and clean place. Great place to take pictures. Great to place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The institute consists of many rooms with many sorts of artworks and a beautiful garden. There are some religious piece, paintings from the time of Nassau and his crew in Pernambuco and many others depicting important Brazilian history. In the castle, one is going to find a huge collection of weapons. Just in the entrance,there's a very good restaurant.

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