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“Worth a look to gain appreciation of Brazil's slave past”

Museum of Valongo Wharf
Ranked #306 of 782 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Owner description: Casa da Guarda and Jardim do Valongo
Reviewed August 5, 2014

When will Brasil properly recognize its slave past? This is a start, but I’d like to see a museum twice the size of the some of the new ones going up, like Museu Imagem. If you are in Centro, this is a short walk. Don't go expecting a tremendous museum with all sorts of exhibits. There is not much investment here in education about slavery. The wharf, which saw the importation of tremendous numbers of African slaves, mostly from Angola, is vitally important in the history of the Atlantic. Go. Look. Learn. Tell others to go. And google a great Valongo article in the New York Times to get more information. Up the road is the small, sad and very difficult to find Cemitério dos Pretos Novos (Rua Pedro Ernesto, 36, in Gamboa). Combine all of this with a visit to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito dos Homens Pretos in Centro and you'll start to get a sense for how Rio came to be.

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