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Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso

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Address: Igarape Sao Joao - Acesso por barco na Marina do David, em Ponta Negra (25' de barco) | Taruma Mirim, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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best excursion in the region!

The Seringal Museum offers an undiscovered amazing excursion. It is located about half an hour by boat from the Tropical Hotel or the Marine Davi, so that needs some organisation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Seringal Museum offers an undiscovered amazing excursion. It is located about half an hour by boat from the Tropical Hotel or the Marine Davi, so that needs some organisation. But the Museum takes you back a century, showing you the real life of a rubber plantage and the process of rubber winning against the background of the story of... More 

Thank Peter T
Manaus, AM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you want to know how Manaus grew so fast and became the first capital to have eletric energy in Brazil, you have to go to this place. There is where all this started. The Rubber Boom that started in the middle of the Amazon Jungle has it history told in this place.

2 Thank laisinhasoares
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Visited as part of the Amazon Eco Adventure 3 day tour. Interesting museum, neat to see the actual location, it gave a good feel of the miserable conditions of the workers and the relative luxury of the owners.

Thank satsumas11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Narrated by an actual rubber tapper in his 70s, this tour focuses on telling how the lifestyle of the people on the rubber plantation was. They make a strong effort to drive home the fact that rubber tappers, who were mainly immigrants from the northeast part of Brazil, were exploited in what the tour guide refers to as white slavery.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Holden from Wisconsin (June 2015) and Ron B. from Miami gave very insightful and helpful reviews as to how to get to this lovely little museum, which might not be authentic, but certainly gives you a fair idea what life must have been like in the jungle during the night of the rubber boom. Just one thing to add, the... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

After a short drive to a very nice Hotel Tropical, we catch a small boat and go on the river for :15 minutes or so the Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso – the Rubber Museum). This is a working museum located on the grounds of a movie set made to model of a former rubber-barron estate. It includes a grand... More 

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San Pedro California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Just a short boat-ride from Manaus, this museum represents the life-style of a rubber plantation owner and his bonded labourers. Although it was originally created as a movie set (for A SelvaO it is hugely interesting and informative. Just make sure you have a good guide. Ours was GREAT (thanks, Clive). As others have mentioned, the boat trip was all... More 

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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

This small museum is definitely worth a visit. The boat trip to get there is part of the adventure. The guide is very enthused and takes her time to explain well. The day we visited it rained very hard, but the had big umbrellas to walk from one building to the next. The price of 5 Reais is really cheap... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Worth the journey! Built on an old plantation site as a movie set for the Brazilian/Portuguese movie A Selva (The Jungle) which was based on a 1930 Portuguese novel by Ferreira de Castro. I enjoy history and searched for a copy of this out-of-print book to read after our visit. The author reportedly ran away to Brazil at the tender... More 

Thank Marika50
Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

OK, so it isn't a real rubber plantation having been used as the set for a famous Brasilian Novella (soap story) but the house and equipment are truthful to the times and make for an eye opening visit into the difference between the lives of the rubber barons and the plantation managers and the indentured workforce who were treated as... More 

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