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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  • Good ride. CATETE subway station. The Catete Palace currently houses the Museum of the Republic. However the biggest is the Mansion House, which was the seat and address of the Presidency of the Replúbica in the river. You can view the room of Getúlio Vargas, as was used for the last time, as well as the last ministerial meeting which preceded his tragic death.
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  • Museum is interesting as it may be interesting objects in the history of the country from which you are a little familiar. Enjoyed the visit, although ignorance of the Portuguese is largely prevented. History lovers should be interesting. A good place to visit in the heat and the bad weather.
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  • Museum that shows the history of Presidents, since it was the seat of the federal Government, before heading to Brasilia.
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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.