Museu Casa da Hera, Vassouras

4.5
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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Vassouras holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museu Casa da Hera and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Everything nice and organized. The visit is free. We were welcomed by a guide that begins the history of the site and then, inside the House another guide accompanies us. I was only able to visit two areas of the House, since the other two were closed for restoration. The guide was very friendly and told us the whole story with details. Is very worthwhile. I haven't been by the bouncer, but seems to be very nice.
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  • Meet Ivy's House and walk the entire length of the Villa is a therapy for people who live in the capital. Worth knowing.
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  • Very beautiful outside architecture, but unfortunately on the day I was was closed, called me in the days and hours of operation. Recommend who wanted to visit attemp to schedules and days not to waste the trip.
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  • An incredible experience, with qualified guides and with many facts about the imperial era. The house belonged to an important historical character, Eufrasia, being also a high point for couples, because of the beauty of the garden and the "tunnel of love".
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  • Place with amazing stories. Too bad they don't allow pictures. Some rooms were closed to visitation. Around the Museum, the Guide showed us the place where slaves gathered. Exciting story of Brooms, worth knowing.
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  • Ivy House Museum, bad experience! After a long trip in the middle of the holiday weekend, Friday business day 03/11/2017, the Director of the Museum decided to keep the doors closed! Disappointment!!!!
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  • GNT, this place is just wonderful, great contact cm nature, walk through a tunnel of bamboo, knowledge about the history of the cafe and the Brazil, mt linda's beautiful, loved it! TM td!
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  • The site where the Museum is beautiful! The space is very green, playground for children and can make PICNIC. Is a good place to walk in contact with nature. The House of Ivy is beautiful, has a tour in which we learn about all the history of the place and the city of Brooms. All free!
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