Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes, Recife

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Year-round, you can see one of Recife and Olinda’s oldest carnival traditions housed at Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes. Located in old Recife, the giant dolls--with an average height of 4 m (13 ft)--are a new generation of puppets and among the famous personalities represented you see Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Michael Jackson. A guide will talk you through the making and manipulation of the puppets as you examine the amazing craftsmanship up close. There is also a box of costumes, allowing you to dress up as your favorite doll and pose for photographs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes by using our Recife vacation trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Culture, folklore, Carnival, costumes, ride required in this popular museum. It is close to the ground zero
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  • August 11, 2017
    I found it quite simple, improvised even. But it was seeing the giant puppets of Ariano Suassuna, Chico Science, Alceu Valença. As a tourist, I found that the dolls deserve a better place to be properly covered and photographed. It's nice meeting, recommend.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Space that features some of the giant puppets that come out in the Carnival of Recife. The dolls of various celebrities are very well made, some are actually very similar to the artists. Quite interesting!
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  • February 28, 2017
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  • July 31, 2017
    No big deal! It's just a "parking lot" for the dolls, after the end of the Carnival. Who is a tourist and a tour, it's worth it. I used to be, but I wouldn't go again.
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  • June 28, 2017
    Small place, dolls representing some personalities, bad service and the visit is not guided to that explanem a little about the dolls and the culture. Admission is 10.00 for adults, but I thought it was unfair, especially when comparing with the Paço do Frevo and the wharf of the outback.
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  • July 17, 2017
    I highly recommend!!! For all ages and especially for children. Officials explain the story of the beginning of the culture of giant puppets. Very cool!! Mandatory.
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  • May 9, 2017
    It's a small space, but quem.for sight-seeing by Reef can only come by for several reasons. Access to this Cultural expression, appreciate the quality of the local artists who engage in this art and still make great pictures. The value of the entry is well accessible.
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