National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro

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Originally an ammunition depot and fort, the National History Museum is home to exhibitions detailing the social and economic history of the country. The museum boasts an extensive numismatic collection that will entice you with the glint of coins and also enlighten you on the stories behind the country's currencies. For a more spiritual perspective on history, visit the sacred art exhibit showcasing shrines and paintings, and what better way to exit then with the history of transportation. Plan to visit National History Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rio de Janeiro attractions using our Rio de Janeiro trip maker app .
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  • Only the building itself is worth a visit, the building was used as a Fort for the defence of the Bay. The history of Brazil since its inception is very well presented prehistoric visually, and the path since the arrival of the Portuguese to the beginning of the Republic is brushed in compact form and visual aid. Is not the place for historical research, it serves your informational function very well.
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  • Amazing location and required. Some exhibitions may lack sources, or at least of different opinions, but there's a huge cultural and historical picture. The location is great and does not have a great work, so it's advisable to go early to see everything with calm.
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  • This site should be part of school curriculum ... wonderful. beautiful exhibition of historical artifacts.
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  • This place is enormous, and well worth checking out. It's housed in a beautiful old building with an interior courtyard, there are multiple levels. You will need at least two hours to thoroughly explore the entire place because it's huge. The only thing that I would have liked is a better focus on the indigenous history of Brazil.
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  • Nice place to visit. Have good story about Brazil. If you have a day with less sun, a must do!
  • I learned everything I needed to know about Brazil's history here. It was very informative and I highly recommend.
  • Comprehensive overview of Brazilian history, an essential place to visit. A little hard to find but it is located in an attractive area. The bistro was a good place to recharge at lunch time and provided good value.

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