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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    Be sure to know the Embassy the dolls! In addition to beautiful has a demonstration and teaching of the frevo. Guaranteed fun for adults and kids!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Visit this museum is embarking on the most authentic popular culture. Pieces of extreme delicacy and richness in details of the varied Mamulengueiros Masters. A real journey into the imagination of colors and characters as real people's everyday. The whole team deserves the best wishes of thanks for making and maintaining this beautiful living space and with so much energy. A must to visit!
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  • August 8, 2017
    In this museum you do a real trip back in time through the collection of mamulengos. A place full of delicacy and with amazing display. Worth doing the tour, because the staff are excellent, especially the Lady Sonia and Luciano Borges, Director of the space. Admission is $2.00 for students.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Great site ... worth checking out ...
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  • June 30, 2017
    Good
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  • July 31, 2016
    A great site to learn a little about the culture of Pernambuco.
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  • January 21, 2017
    Fantastic, very good.
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  • October 2, 2015
    not have programming on page
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In keeping with the city's quaint heritage and architecture, most of the accommodations in Olinda are small, family-run inns or private rentals. This generally keeps prices low, with plenty of budget options available, although during carnival time expect to pay triple the usual rate on almost any inn or hotel in town. The old-town neighborhood of Carmo, with its proximity to many of the best attractions in Olinda, offers by far the highest concentration of places to stay and allows you to immerse yourself in the charming surroundings. Look along the city's northern coast to find several good beachside hotels where you can relax and find easy access to the water.
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