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Rio Branco Palace, Salvador
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
An imperious yet ornate construction, Rio Branco Palace makes no concessions to minimalism. Lovers of architecture will swoon at the immaculately preserved neoclassical, French-style façade that conceals an elegant, refined interior harking back to the colonial era of Brazilian history. Formerly a barracks and a prison, the building has undergone several reconstructions over the years--the most recent being in 1984--and is of cultural importance to both Salvador and the wider Bahia region. With our online itinerary creator, Salvador attractions like Rio Branco Palace can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Palace was the former seat of Government of Bahia, has a Memorial of the rulers with some of his belongings and has a beautiful Portuguese Colonial style facade.
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  • His story is interesting. The architecture also, But there are better buildings in Salvador. Worth a visit if time remains. Be sure to do other activities.
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  • Palace that was the seat of the Government and presenting a certain style of architecture. Admission is free, can appreciate the spacious rooms within the Palace and enjoy a magnificent view of the Bay.
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  • Beautiful building with great views of the sea. Only one or two rooms are accessible with small exhibitions. The grand staircases and numerous other rooms not fulfilling their potential.
  • Beautiful, if you´re around here don´t miss it.
  • Ótimo. Atende bem.
  • Local muito lindo
  • Vale a pena a visita