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Museu de Ciencias da Terra

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Address: Avenida Pasteur 404 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (21) 2295-7596
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Well worth the visit and has nowhere near enough visitors! There is a massive room filled with geological specimens, and a room dedicated to palaeontology. There is also a room... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well worth the visit and has nowhere near enough visitors! There is a massive room filled with geological specimens, and a room dedicated to palaeontology. There is also a room about dinosaurs; however it is dimly lit. The exhibit on natural processes is also really interesting. All of the signs are in Portuguese so it's really helpful if you can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is located in a beautiful building, absolutelly worth going in. Free entrance. Great collection of minerals and fossiles but do not expect world class standards. It is all very simple.

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Urca
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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