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Museu do Mamulengo, Olinda
(4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Olinda vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Museu do Mamulengo and other attractions in Olinda.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Small very interesting Museum, with a good design. An overview of popular culture. Do not miss during the visit to Olinda. Please check opening hours which may be limited.
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  • The museu do Mamulengo is a fun place. Where do you see those giant puppets and fun carnival is very interesting,
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  • It's a simple site, but you can see how the traditional culture of these dolls make Olinda even more charming. The visit is very fast.
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  • Um ótimo local pra conhecer um pouco sobre a cultura Pernambucana.
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