National Museum, Rio de Janeiro

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Established by King Joao the VI of Portugal as the Royal Museum, National Museum remains a hub of scientific research that houses an impressive collection of historical artifacts. The colonial structure that holds these artifacts was once King Joao's royal residence, but following a military coup in the late 1880s the house became vacant so artifacts were moved there from their former home in the center of the city.

Not only will you see the skeletal remains of prehistoric creatures, you'll also admire detailed cornices and marble halls that kings once tread. The museum is operated by the Federal Univerity of Rio de Janeiro and is still used as a research facility, so the exhibitions rooms open to the public have a classic, straightforward approach in their arrangement of the collection. No interactive media presentations here, only the well-preserved knowledge of scientists from the last two centuries. Plan to visit National Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rio de Janeiro attractions using our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website .
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  • Museo ja has new interactive areas for children. Great collection distributed in a Palace from the time of the Empire. The building still has to improve but it's worth a visit without any doubt. Is located within the Quinta da boa vista Park next to the Zoo. What do you want to save on the sidewalk, on the right-hand side of the museo has access to a small restaurant frequented by employees who looks like a pension, and has good food and fair price!
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  • The National Museum is the oldest scientific institution of Brazil and the largest Museum of natural history and anthropology of Latin America. Created by d. João VI, in 1818 (and initially based in Campo de Sant'Anna), the place has some good shows and is easily accessible. Today, it is located in the Boa vista Farm since 1892 and it was residence of the brazilian Imperial family until 1889 (birthplace of d. Pedro II and held the first Republican constituent Assembly). Therefore, in addition to the Museum, you can still take advantage of the Park (which is beautiful).
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  • The Museum tells the story of the Empire in part of your collection, and I highlight the exhibit on the Ancient Egypt, beautiful. Has an incredible space around, which can be used for picnic, short walks and a nice place for kids to have fun. A shame not to have been preserved your surroundings, and also the furnitures and some details of the architecture. But worth knowing! Concludes with a visit to the summer home of the imperial family, who made an outline to this initial visitation.
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