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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  • 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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  • Beautiful work, a different environment. Have you ever heard of people in your life or a few puppet I.
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  • The space is cool and keeps a collection of great cultural importance to the community and that should be valued
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  • A lot of fun!
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