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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  • emblematic building is suicide where the President Getulio Vargas-is called a Palace of Eagles by having several of bronde in its frontispiece
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  • Museum with one of the most beautiful decorations from Brazil, I believe it is the most beautiful in the whole territory, manicured gardens, Lake, the Royals actually made here.
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  • Beautiful Museum. Most of our story this way. The room in which Getúlio Vargas committed suicide is in this museum. Pure history, folks! The garden is fantastic so beautiful that is, I recommend to all.
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  • Beatifull Place!!! I was amazed by the details on the walls and ceilings!!! I was shocked by how much they charge ( cheap) , Very Clean, everybody in the place was friendly and helpful. Beatifull! Beautiful!! I will definitely go back !
  • Former residence of presidents of Brazil. A good explanation of history. Great exhibits and the garden is clean and safe.
  • Former residence of the president of the republic is a truly amazing building. Walking through each room was like walking through the various epochs. But the strongest feelings are present in one minimally decorated room on the second floor, the room where president Vargas shot himself.
  • Lovely place to run away from the stress of the city. Quiet hideout for a little peace of mind. Great coffee, clean and well maintained park. If you have kids they get you cover too.
  • It's a gorgeus museum; lots of history and a very intimate look at a tragic occurrence in Brazilian history.
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