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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  • September 19, 2017
    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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  • September 10, 2017
    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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  • September 6, 2017
    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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  • November 11, 2015
    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
  • August 1, 2017
    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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  • May 25, 2017
    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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  • January 17, 2017
    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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  • March 15, 2017
    One of the best museums of Manaus is very little visited. cheap and with a great collection.
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Manaus knows the main demographic of tourists who come to visit, and caters accordingly. To suit younger travelers setting off on their Amazonian adventure, the city offers budget options aplenty. You can find any number of vibrant hostels and cozy guesthouses, both in the center of town and in the northern neighborhood of Adrianopolis. For a wild experience, and perhaps a taste of what's to come as you journey into the Amazon, stay in a jungle eco-lodge on the outskirts of the city, where you can get in touch with the renowned nature of the area.
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