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. Plan to visit Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Recife attractions using our Recife trip builder tool .
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  • Very nice, we had a lot of fun with giant dolls, Carnival culture is beautiful, it is worth visiting
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  • Super cool, very cool to see the puppets of Olinda in person. If you are in absolutely go Reef meet.
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  • In addition to learning more about the local Carnival culture, you understand how it's done, in addition to being able to take several pictures. Is very worthwhile.
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  • Very interesting site. I just thought it was too expensive. It has dozens of characters of culture, sport, music, politics, ... I had a great time. Pernambuco is a surprise around every corner. I would like to see the dolls in action. Maybe next Carnival.
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  • A special space in the heart of old Recife. Changes the characters every year. Worth knowing. Has a paying on entry, Dilip but worth it. And on the street Bom Jesus, where the same is located has a stalls with crafts and regional foods.
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  • Despite being the essence of Pernambuco Carnival I think if you're in the neighborhood is worth the visit, if she's not so make it some other time.
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