Museu do Indio, Manaus

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Squeezed between two churches and run by Salesian nuns, Museu do Indio holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of indigenous Amazonian artefacts in Brazil. Acquired mostly from indigenous groups in the states of Amazonas and Pará, the collection includes hunting tools and weapons, household utensils, artwork, ritual objects and musical instruments. The museum's shop offers some unique souvenirs such as baskets and decorative objects. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Manaus trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Good place to visit and meet, to go back a little in time to get to know and understand a little of the indigenous culture.
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  • Walk through the rooms or ask a guide at (student, English). Actually the oldest and largest collection, at a brought from the Rio Negro, by the mostly Italian and Spanish fathers Salesians at a time when the missionary work comes first, with care as close second ... Tucano and M Indians.
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  • Very good, who comes to manaus and learn a little about our culture and the Indians (d) our region and their beliefs, handicrafts and other curiosities.
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  • It has a lot of items. Tools. Etc. of native people. It is a quick visit but ok. No air conditioning. No great lighting. 10rs or 2.5 usd
  • Great collections about Indians and your culture. The exhibition is in a school, which gives us the sense of zeal and affection with the indigenous culture.
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  • It is an important historical centre, which tells the story of the Indian in Brazil, however, unfortunately it is not treated as such. Could have better disclosure.
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  • Too weak. I was expecting a lot more taking since they claim to be the largest in Indian museums. Not worth the visit.
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  • One of the best museums of Manaus is very little visited. cheap and with a great collection.
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