Museu Casa da Hera, Vassouras
(4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
As you walk around the 22 rooms at Museu Casa da Hera, you will see displayed countless colonial relics, including antique hand-carved furniture, silverware, and porcelain, as well as thousands of books, a collection of high fashion from international designers, and a rare Henri Herz piano. The former home of aristocratic heiress Eufrásia Teixeira Leite, the museum is evidence of the huge amount of wealth generated by coffee in 19th century Brazil. On-site guides help bring the building’s history to life, and after a tour of the ivy-clad house, you can walk around the estate, full of native flora and regional fruit trees. Arrange your visit to Museu Casa da Hera and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vassouras using our Vassouras tourist route planner.
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  • With a magnificent garden, the Ivy House is an imperial residence that has been transformed into a Museum, fulfilling this role with excellence. It is worth visiting, just stay tuned on weekends and holidays, because there is a limitation, arrive in advance helps.
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  • Important landmark of the city and region, with a not very well maintained. Important areas, such as the slave quarters, were not recovered and are not open to visitation.
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  • A back to the past, to the days of the "green gold". Visit very well conducted and a history lesson of the times of the "Vale do Café". A must for visitors of Vassouras-RJ.
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