Museu Casa da Hera, Vassouras

(4.5/5 based on 200 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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  • The Ivy House Museum is a landmark in the city. Are few available rooms on the tour, but interesting. The external area, the small, deserves a good walk by being beautiful and have interesting stories related to the period and their slaves in the region.
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  • For those who like history of Brazil will be enchanted with more a museum telling a little of what happened in the period in which the coffee barons, commanded by here. At the end of the residence has a tunnel made of bamboo, called tunnel of love. And further on is the site where slaves were. On occasion, a very nice gardener approached us, and tell us a little about that other side of the story. We also presented a tree (whose name I can't remember), but that your stem smelled of garlic. hehehe just curious. Admission is free, but you can't take pictures inside the residence. Super recommend. It's not too far from the Centre, and if possible take water because there's no sales point near.
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  • The Museum is currently with 2 wards closed to public access, since it will go through a phase of restoration. However, admission is free and guided, extremely pleasant.
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