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Museu da Republica

Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
+55 21 2127 0324
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Lovely little museum

This is a lovely little museum right beside Catete metro station. Once you go beyond the ground... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
majo56
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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a bit of a dissapointment

Sadly, the beautiful building is in a state of decay. It is obviously not maitained. The exhibit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
UltiBoss
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Los Angeles, California
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Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the overthrow of the monarchy, this granite and marble building has striking floors and ceilings and houses a museum with presidential memorabilia, furniture and art.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little museum right beside Catete metro station. Once you go beyond the ground floor, each room has an explanatory plaque in English. You can also get a brochure in English at the ticket desk. Rooms are beautifully decorated, each in a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly, the beautiful building is in a state of decay. It is obviously not maitained. The exhibit is not very rich. Perfect for primary school studen field trips.

Thank UltiBoss
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This historic building is a museum of the Brazilian Republic. We were surprised to find the Marianne not only as the symbol of French revolution but also as one of the Brazilian quest for freedom. The museum room are in the traditional belle epoque style....More

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Located opposite the Catete metro I visited on a Sunday and entry was free. The building, interiors etc are lovely, there is an English language explanatory leaflet, information in each of the rooms and the top floor preserves the room where Brazilian President Vargas committed...More

Thank LDB65
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My hotel, Hotel Novo Mundo, is next door to this park and residence of the former President of Brazil. The grounds are stunning, and the building itself was beautiful. The exhibits were not open when I visited, so I was able to see the museum...More

Thank 561stephenz
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We did not actually go into the museum. We walked around the grounds of the park, and it's a nice respite from the urban surroundings. It was interesting to note that this had previously been the presidential palace, and where Getulio Vargas took his life.

Thank kccarlson
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to visit the museum due to time constraints but to make up for it our guide gave us very in depth history lesson on the building itself and the history of its use by the Portuguese. Found it very interesting learning...More

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was a nice way to cool off for a few hours. I loved the paintings. It was a bit sparse though. I don't know if it was that time of year.

Thank brookvillejill
Reviewed 25 September 2016

An interesting visit, with some support for those not with native language but many displays lacked in depth translations. Friendly staff, but left without much more knowledge than I arrived. I visited here in August during the Rio Olympics 2016, both before it got busy,...More

Thank CarricktoRome
Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you have been to the main attractions of the city and have time to spare to discover other areas it's nice to pay a visit to this place, it's well preserved and has info in each room in portuguese/english. The gardens are nice and...More

Thank evyboo
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