Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro

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Through works of art, furniture, documents, and presidential memorabilia, as well as temporary exhibitions, Museu da Republica provides you with a fascinating synopsis of Brazil’s Republican history and culture. Housed in Palácio do Catete, as you take a tour you will see rooms decorated in different themes, including Venetian, Pompeii, French, and Moorish. Make sure you look closely at the interesting ceilings; some bear Brazil’s national arms, while others are dominated by neoclassical frescoes. The opulence of the residence, complete with bronze condors on the eaves, gives you a good sense of how profitable the coffee trade was, built as it was by Antônio Clemente Pinto, one of Brazil’s wealthiest merchants. Among other things, the palace has served as the official residence of the president of Brazil, the last of which, Getúlio Vargas, committed suicide when facing an imminent coup. The bedroom in which he died has been eerily preserved, and inside you can see the bullet that killed him. Put Museu da Republica at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .
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  • Very well maintained Museum, clean and with security guards everywhere. Beautiful view to the history of our country. A magical place where all Brazilians must go.
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  • It was a trip full of surprises! I went with the intention of taking my kids (2 and 5 years) in the Park to make beautiful pictures, and play to burn energy and decided to risk the tour inside the Museum. Gave super right, they loved it! Super well maintained and beautiful! Next, in the Museum of folklore had a beautiful display and they participated in every moment with a lot of enthusiasm. At the end of the tour did a string telling a story and put on the wall of exposure! It was really cool! Love each other so much everything in there that not taking pictures in the Park! At the end of the tour we can acquire artisan pieces that are exposed for sale!
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  • The garden is a delight, on Sundays have a wheel playing chorinho, the Museum is a beautiful building that already would be worth a visit, but still shows the evolution of the Republic and is home to the room where he died Getúlio Vargas, important fact in our history.
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  • Nice museum. Rooms well preserved. You can see, where evil President Vargas has shot himself. Unfortunately the garden surrounding the palace has been neglected badly.
  • Beautiful Garden where people gather for various reasons. Great Place to hang out to relax.
  • The museum itself is not the greatest place in the world, though it does offer a glimpse on the life of President Vargas and a bit of history of the neighbourhood Catete. But the Palace's garden is incredible! I recomend to go there about 5 oclock for the music played by a group Catete's residents
  • Peaceful and beautiful park. Nice bookshop. Pajama of the president Vargas perforated by bullet.
  • Nice brazilian history museum! It was the former presidential house.

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