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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It's no surprise that the vast majority of accommodations in Recife crowd around the city's long expanses of shorefront. Consider the southern coastal neighborhood of Boa Viagem for instant access to miles of vibrant beachfront, the prime location for locals and tourists alike to make the most of the sunshine. As well as high-end hotels and beach resorts, you can opt to stay in a range of fun, budget hostels, thanks to Recife's ever-growing popularity among backpackers. If you want something a bit quieter, look to the nearby historical town of Olinda, just 6 km (3.7) north of the city center. From there, you can easily make day--or night--trips to Recife proper.
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  • Large dolls of famous that people wear on their heads for carnival. Interesting with a tour guide who can explain the cultural history.  more »
  • Private museum brings part of mega carnival blocks of Olinda. Also, folkloric characters from Pernambuco, and others such as the frevo dancer, the couple from king and queen of maracatu, the spearhead...  more »
  • It's a very small room with a few dolls with no importance to local culture. The ticket price is absurd. Don't waste your money or time.  more »
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  • 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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  • Unpleasant to visit. Place tight, bad service, charge 10 reais to enter (five would be good size), a few dolls and nothing else! It's not worth it! Unfortunately the center of Recife is in chaos. Very dirty, a beggar on every corner or landmarks. Very sad ...
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  • It's all good, Joyful service, but educated people with the history of dolls and the city, the guides respond automatically, and if the interest in the handicraft culture way of life, why they don't know.
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  • You will only find a room with 60 dolls. Nothing more. If you want some explanation, and good to draw the attention of any employee to achieve.
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