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Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes

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Address: Rua do Bom Jesus, 183 - Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3441-5102
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Daily from 8am to 7pm and Sundays, from 2pm. Admission is R$4.

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A fun place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a very small room with a few dolls with no importance to local culture. The ticket price is absurd. Don't waste your money or time.

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Recife, PE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The idea is interesting: permit visitors to appreciate the large and diversified selection of Carnaval dolls fro the many and varied Carnaval groups. But the space was small, very hot and stuffy. There were no explantions about the individul dolls nor of their importance for Recife/Olinda Carnaval that could justify the expensive entrance price.The display desserves a larger and more... More 

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LosAngeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Get a taste of Carnival and the local dance of the region, danced by an average dancer. Fun place to take pictures and see the bid paster mache dolls.

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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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3 Thank IknowGoyo
Trondheim, Norway
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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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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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