Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes, Recife

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At Carnival an army of giant Olinda heads parade the city streets. Each head portrays a celebrity icon, a famous politician, or a fictional character from a film or book. No matter the subject matter, it is a fantastically silly spectacle that's a cultural phenomenon specific to Brazil. Lucky for you, Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes is open all year long. There you can view past heads and even try on a few for size. The outlandish expressions on the head's faces are sure to bring a smile to yours as you pose for photo after photo between the gigantic craniums. Add Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes and other attractions to your Recife trip itinerary using our Recife trip builder website .
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  • This is the best attraction of Olinda. You pay a fee to visit but it's worth it. The dolls are amazing, they're real so perfect. Are several known figures. Super recommend.
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  • Worth knowing this place. Has several giant puppets of artistic medium. The photos were beautiful.
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  • Right next to the first Synagogue do you find this Carnival museum. See how dolls are made and which take part in d parade of Michael Jackson to many local hero's
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  • Unfortunately I couldn't see the dolls, do you have anything that close the 17:00 HS. But the view from up there is amazing. And excellent craftsmanship, good prices.
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  • A lot of fun, but I thought it'd be bigger, are 3 environments, but it is worth knowing the location
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  • Obligatory stop on visit to the Top of the Cathedral. It's worth it!
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  • Curious, cultural place, to see the dolls. If you're lucky you will see a presentation of frevo. The place is small and the entry was 10 reais (2017).
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