Historical and Geographical Institute, Maceio
(3.5/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Historical and Geographical Institute into our Maceio tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Maceio.
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  • When I visited, I was in and I couldn't see the whole collection. The part which had access was small and there was little information about the pieces.
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  • Valley, and make a visit to the historical Institute, for there you will have a deeper understanding of the history of the city and the State.
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  • I highly recommend a visit, mainly through the collection, which houses pieces from the terraces which were destroyed in 1912, by a movement that called themselves Republican League Combatants. I was very moved also with parts of Lampião and Maria Bonita. Fantastic!
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