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. Make Museu da Republica a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Museum is a history lesson. I loved. Very well maintained, surprised me. Worth the visit. The garden behind the Museum is very beautiful tb.
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  • A place to walk, to children, read and a good conversation with friends. Excellent to spend a morning or afternoon. Has attractions and exhibitions in days. Next to the subway. Once a year the exhibition of orchids, among others. There is also an exhibition and sale of crafts of the highest quality from the North of the country. Is adjacent/attached to the Museum. Reasonable prices. Worth the visit. Only by this exposure and what is sold there was worth the walk.
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  • Former Palace of the imperial era, which served as the seat of executive power during the Republic until 1960. An important part of brazilian history happened in his quarters. Shows how the brazilian Republic was born with ares, sumptuous and distant monarchy of the reality of the country. Their gardens are very beautiful. The building shows signs of urgent need for preservation.
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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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