Museu do Sertao, Petrolina

Close to the city center, Museu do Sertao is rich in regional history and showcases a collection of over 3,000 works of art. In this museum, which aims to preserve the region’s rich cultural and artistic heritage, you can see exhibits of local handcrafts, photographs, models of rural housing, home decorations, and paintings. This small yet important cultural center offers a rare view into the world of Brazil’s indigenous people and the exotic plant and animal life that once surrounded their isolated backcountry communities. Bring the whole family for an educational trip in time and an important lesson about technological developments that transformed the parched savanna of colonial days into a modern productive area of recent years. Arrange to visit Museu do Sertao and other attractions in Petrolina using our Petrolina day trip site .
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  • The Museum relics of people backcountry. Objects of personal use and work, clothes, photographs, reproduction of a typical residence, etc. The guide that accompanied a lot of requests. Admission is free.
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  • Is a traditional Museum, but that gives a good overview of the history of Petrolina. Really liked it. Worth the visit.
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  • Museum with free admission. Offers a diverse collection for understanding the history of Petrolina and region.
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  • Excellent Collections. Contemplating the great and rich Hinterland Pernambuco. Indigenous cultures, political, religious, environment etc. Recommend a visit!
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  • A very cool experience, is very worthwhile. Great service for all employees, the guide is 10 Note!
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  • Place with a lot of story to be told, with simple elements that reveal the richness of our history. Unfortunately lack investment so that the environment can keep and improve.
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  • Was closed and no site reported on the reform. A wasted journey.
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  • Very cool! Full of life in the old statements.
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Where to stay in Petrolina

Much of Petrolina’s activity centers around the snaking Sao Francisco River, and the majority of the city’s hotels can be found here. These vary in quality but offer easy access to restaurants, bars, and stores as well as the city of Juazeiro, which sits just across the bridge. Those who want to enjoy the youthful buzz and affordable eateries that the University provides should look for accommodations near or on Dom Malan Square. Smaller guesthouses and bed and breakfasts tend to be less expensive but are generally tucked away in residential areas.
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