Museu do Mamulengo, Olinda

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At Museu do Mamulengo, you will discover a fascinating array of handcrafted puppets from many centuries, some over 100 years old. Mamulengo is a type of puppet/doll that was used to pass along church teachings and capture small town gossip and folklore. The museum is small and quaint, packed with historical puppets telling stories about life in Northeast Brazil. It is a colorful to understand the multicultural aspects of present day Brazil. Some give a humorous twist to the less attractive aspects of the development of society and industry in Brazil. The guide is very helpful with enough English and a lot of passion to give you a glimpse into the art of puppetry. See Museu do Mamulengo and all Olinda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Olinda itinerary planner .
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  • ... for each of the wonderful dolls even wants to look at outside of the Carnevals. Of course, they're only really impressive if they are carried through the town, are filled with life.
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  • All tours on the reef including museums, worth it! Pure culture! Love everything! When are the recife, invest it:)
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  • Part of brazilian culture, you pay a small amount to enter, has a fair amount of parts, but I think it can be better exploited for tourism, through a guided tour, with explanations, details and historical curiosities.
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  • Excellent Museum in Olinda for visitation. Definitely a great place to meet. Costs only R input $2.00. Congratulations to the puppet masters.
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  • Personally I didn't see anything interesting to see but who has an interest in the history of the dolls, they have a large collection. The musel is clean, it's not air conditioned, but the ticket costs 2 real, so. ..
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  • Great place to learn a little more about the history of Pernambuco, and of our culture. It is worth asking the Guide to education and information on the pieces. Igor is a great guide!
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  • Very good! You pay two reais to enter, is a very beautiful old House and the guide tells the stories behind the dolls and their creators. Great!
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  • Really nice to meet the mamulengos. Worth to the Museum of the giant puppets of Olinda, despite the impact caused by bonecões. The mamulengos are pure history
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