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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  • A museum full of important stories ... that depicts the political life of our country and maintains a collection of personal effects of President Getúlio Vargas, your room ... A location also Rico in architectural details. It's worth checking out!
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  • Important place in the history of our country. It's nice to read a little about the Constitution of the Republic in Brazil to enjoy the visit. And Museum with great collection.
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  • The place is very well maintained, tells the story of your building and how it became the official residence of the President of the Republic. Still preserves the room where Getúlio Vargas committed suicide. It is worthwhile to illustrate to children about the history of that era.
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  • Bom mais antigo
  • it has a very nice outside park with a place for kids to play and the contact with nature is perfect for a family afternoon and a picnic.
  • The park and the museum are beautiful. Both are places where you can enjoy quiet and peaceful moment.
  • História e lindas paisagens. Além do simpático cinema do Grupo Casal
  • The gardens here are a great place to take kids. There's a little pond with some ducks, and a decent playground in the back corner.