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Paco do Frevo

Praca Arsenal da Marinha, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50030-360, Brazil
+55 81 3355 9500
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Well laid out and attractive display. Nice café. Some English speaking staff on hand to translate... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
Christine F
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Go see a show, skip the museum

Experience was very limited. The musical displays about different periods of music was very had to... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
Ruth20904
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Paço do Frevo is a cultural resource center that gathers actions, projects and activities to enhance, protect, promote and convey frevo, a leading national tradition, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Paço do Frevo is a public space for the diffusion, research, leisure, formation and support of frevo's music and dance, with the goal of spreading its practice through the future generations. It's a place to contemplate, study, create and experiment. We have built a popular and democratic environment where people can meet, learn, and discover the energy and vitality of frevo, an artistic expression that aggregates both the collective momentum and personal transgression. In this renovated building that combines preservation and modernization, you will find a whirlwind of images and emotions. A state of mind. A rich, complex and dynamic system of artistic expressions, traditions and crafts related to the Pernambuco and Brazilian popular celebrations.
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Praca Arsenal da Marinha, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50030-360, Brazil
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Well laid out and attractive display. Nice café. Some English speaking staff on hand to translate. However, there isn't that much to see in the museum itself to make it worthwhile you need to go at a time when there is a music or dance...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Experience was very limited. The musical displays about different periods of music was very had to read - and there was so much it was overwhelming. On the 3rd floor there was a man giving a dance demonstration which was interesting. The permed ant exhibit...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2016

Three floors of content. 1st floor requires a lot of reading, 2nd and 3rd floors are more visual. Wish there had been more audio and video samples of all the historical figures and works presented on 1st floor.

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Amazing museum about frevo (type of music/dance) and carnaval. The museum is very beautiful and the view from the highest floor is also amazing.

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Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

this unique place not only tells you the story of brazilian dance and music style called "Frevo" but more important, it leads you through the importance of spontaneous popular manifestations of art and culture and shows you how it continuously changes, creating new forms of...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2016

Very interesting intro to Frevo and it's story. The top floor is all surrounded by windows and the view is very nice. Try to go when they are have rehearsals so you can hear some live frevo!

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Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

When you think Frevo you hear the typical music of the Nordest in your ears. However with this is also the glamour of Frevo schools and Bloco de Frevo that play the music and show their extravagant robes. None of this in the Paco do...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a colourful magic place! The guys who work there are very polite and there is a really nice coffeeshop inside that has a perfect cappuccino!

1  Thank taludo
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The frevo is kind a samba of Recife and that museum is a good place to know about its history. When we went there, no band playing at 3rd floor.

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Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you like carnival and the awsome rithm called FREVO you must to know this place. Music and dance in the same place, is amazing.

1  Thank ninelamour
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