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Museu do Mamulengo, Olinda

(4.1/5 based on 190 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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  • The space is small but has a bit of the local culture with the puppets of mamulengo, student and seniors pay half.
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  • Interesting attraction, has a lot of famous puppets are more than 70 models of Carnivals. Ticket cost of $10.00 per person.
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  • Unfortunately they took the mamulengos and only display giant statues that were in the lobby of City Hall. What they did with the mamulengos that had the Museum????
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  • Um ótimo local pra conhecer um pouco sobre a cultura Pernambucana.
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