Submarino Museu Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro

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Military Museum
A popular stop for families with kids, Submarino Museu Riachuelo offers a unique lesson in Brazilian naval history. This submarine was built in England in 1973, and served 20 years in the Brazilian Navy before being decommissioned. Today the submarine operates as a museum, which you can enter free of charge. Bring the whole family and spend a few hours learning about this modern piece of underwater technology. All compartments are open to visitors, and expert guides are available to explain the complex bits of machinery. This submarine-museum is located in Espaço Cultural da Marinha, in the central area of the city, where you can also see replicas of Portuguese ships used to colonize this part of the world many centuries ago. Make Submarino Museu Riachuelo a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • For military enthusiasts, the walk through the submarine Riachuelo and ship Bauru is mandatory. Extremely cheap price and a beautiful experience, entering a military submarine is something extremely interesting. Highlight to the command room, with Periscope that still works. Obviously, as stated, is not recommended for claustrophobic and, also, for people above 1.90 or 1.95.
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  • Know the inside of a submarine is both interesting and frightening, because you imagine a submerged in how narrow that by day is creepy. The boat is well maintained and, and by the region, the visit is valid. Only restriction: the inner space is tight and the passages of a section to another of the submarine are narrow. Don't go if you're claustrophobic, or if you have any difficulty.
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  • You can visit the museums on Praça Mauá and go to the submarine Museum, because there is access to a square to another and is not far away. You can also visit the interior of the helicopter and the Navy ship too, all in one place. All very interesting. Outside (opposite) has a space that children can, after leaving the Museum, enjoy to play.
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  • Excellent open-air museum, with ships, submarine, helicopter and boat trips around the Bay of Guanabara and Fiscal Island. Worth knowing!
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  • Super interesting to meet a submarine inside. Recommend a visit.
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  • Cool ride to make with kids
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  • For those who want to meet a real submarine inside, worth a visit to the Cultural Space of the Navy.
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