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, also known as the Palace of Catete, is a good stop for people who are interested in the political history of Brazil. In it, you can meet the quarters and some personal effects of the Presidents who have lived there, especially Getúlio Vargas. Perhaps it would be more interesting if there were more personal objects of them. The garden is to the back of the Palace is also very nice and worth the walk.
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  • This Palace that was once the seat of Government, where the President Getulio Vargas committed suicide is really nice, works in wood and wonderful garden with caves, streams.
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  • In addition the Museum be interesting, with its luxurious interior and the famous room where Getúlio Vargas committed suicide, his garden outside is very beautiful and charming.
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  • The park and the museum are beautiful. Both are places where you can enjoy quiet and peaceful moment.
  • 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.
  • Impressive. Free entrance on sundays and wednesdays. The park between the Palace and the sea is open everyday until 6pm.
  • If you are in the area the Museu da Repúplica it's a great place to visit and chill. It used to be Brazil's presidential palace until the 60's, when it became a museum and a public park. It also has a small coffee shop and a recreational area for kids.
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