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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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  • Very nice to meet the giant puppets, that we often see only on television. Very cozy and colorful. I really enjoyed.
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  • Who wish to know more of the facets of our picturesque culture, should not fail to visit the Museu do Mamulengo. I think that needs to be better care, but the story of his creations and creators shows us love all this universe brincante. How to tell stories, often tragic, but recheads of humor is present in that little slice of Northeastern collective conscious.
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  • Very cool, fun! Several characters! An eccentric program! It's worth it! Children and adults will love!
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  • Um ótimo local pra conhecer um pouco sobre a cultura Pernambucana.
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