Historical and Geographical Institute, Maceio

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Historical and Geographical Institute is the second oldest of its kind in Brazil and has one of the most important collections in the country among the African culture. Founded in 1869, this building of ancient architecture houses incredibly valuable pieces including parts of sugar mills, furniture, documents, personal belongings of public personalities, Masonic relics of the first reign, ancient weapons, rare pottery, and a library with thousands of rare books. The feel of the place is rustic and you might even be able to catch a music recital or other performance. To visit Historical and Geographical Institute and other attractions in Maceio, use our Maceio day trip planning site .
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  • A quick ride (a morning, afternoon) to understand the history and geography of the environment. The environment is small and maintained, there's a little bit of history and has employees trained and attentive staff.
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  • The IGHAL account with excellent collection of ethnographic and archaeological parts (including marajoara culture), as well as objects that symbolize local and regional history, as those who belonged to Lantern and Maria Bonita.
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  • For we know the history of a location is critical. There is a midnight stroll that happens every Friday the 19:00 hs. However, there was no one since we arrived a little early, and we left without making the ride. What a pity! The MISA's closed doors. We can only make monitored visits the next day, during the day. It's a shame that tourists have incorrect information and not had the opportunity to learn a little more about the history of this beautiful place.
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  • the acquis is Rico and beautiful! the only caveat is in relation to the employee who answered me and my friends and accompanied us during the visitation. extremely rude and unpleasant. got ourselves to seal the visitation when we were on the ground floor of the building and, despite having told us that work on the site for about 20 years, didn't give information about any work.
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  • Charge for entry, but the Museum is not maintained. Bad infrastructure, lack proper ventilation and beware of items exposed.
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  • Wonderful! always on the first Sunday of the month great cultural presentations!
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  • Badly preserved ... no guide. Good compilation.
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  • Weekly meeting with the best musicians of the Brazilian State of Alagoas. Excellent.
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