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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  • October 3, 2017
    The garden of the Republic Museum is a hidden gem in the traditional neighborhood of Catete. After visiting the Museum, which is nice, take a walk through the gardens is a must. Stroll the malls, sit on the benches and enjoy the herons that there appear and the geese and mallards local residents. What a beautiful place!
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  • October 3, 2017
    I've been several times nice place very beautiful park has a good bookstore and a good Diner, interesting exhibitions
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  • October 2, 2017
    Visit the Museum of the Republic is a fascinating experience by contact with the history of the Republic, mainly in Vargas. In addition, there is a charming garden and pleasant to walk around or just sit and read a book.
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  • May 3, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    Beautiful Garden where people gather for various reasons. Great Place to hang out to relax.
  • March 18, 2017
    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
  • November 19, 2016
    Peaceful and beautiful park. Nice bookshop. Pajama of the president Vargas perforated by bullet.
  • January 31, 2017
    Nice brazilian history museum! It was the former presidential house.

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