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A BEUATIFUL TRIP TO THE PAST!

The Pharmacia Museum, located in the splendid Baroque city of Ouro Preto, is an impersonal visit... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
RENATO C
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Belo Horizonte, MG
One of the gems of the city, no less!

Located in South America's first pharmaceutical school (and a minute's walk from Tiradentes... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2014
Eleekes
,
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

The Pharmacia Museum, located in the splendid Baroque city of Ouro Preto, is an impersonal visit for those who enjoy the history of science. The collection, very well preserved, is made up of laboratory pieces and furniture from the oldest pharmacy faculty in South America. A beautiful trip to the past!

Thank RENATO C
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum if free of charge and is in a convenient location. It has a friendly local guide who dies not speak English. There is virtually no information in English but most of the exhibition is self-explanatory as it presents old pharmacy equipment and some reagents/jars. A must see for tourists with medicine or chemistry background or if you are just interested in the subject. Otherwise, it can be skipped.

Thank Alexander K
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Located in South America's first pharmaceutical school (and a minute's walk from Tiradentes square), this museum gives a glimpse into the way pharmaceutics were practiced over 100 years ago. Amazing contraptions, from an antique ice maker to various electrodes, and antique vials with 100-year-old compounds really bring the past back to life! The local museum guide Luis did not speak a lot of English, but managed to communicate good explanations with impressive detail. Whether you're a scientist or simply liked mixing things in high-school chemistry labs - you do not want to miss this one!

Thank Eleekes
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