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Tiradentes Palace

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Address: Rua Primeiro de Marco s/n | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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(21) 2588-1251

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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You can get a free guided tour!

In this palace it's all about justice. A guide tells you everything about the palace: you can have a guided tour in Portuguese, but also in English and it's for free! Nice how to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Hans J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

In this palace it's all about justice. A guide tells you everything about the palace: you can have a guided tour in Portuguese, but also in English and it's for free! Nice how to see how the parliament in Rio looks like

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

A gorgeous building from the outside and when we went in to see what it was, as we has assumed it was a museum we were greeted by friendly staff. We were immediately offered a guided tour (the staff spoke multiple languages) and told us about the history of Palacio Tiradebtes. I would definitely recommend this if walking around Centro... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The admission and a guided tour is free. Relatively all that you can finish in 15 minutes. This is where the senator house holds its sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This used to be a jail then demolished and the Palace was built on its place. Natacha gave us a lot of useful information; thank you Natacha and well... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I passed by it, when my private tour guide and I walked towards Praça Quinze. I saw a group of young men and women in navy blue uniform coming out of the main door and taking photos.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is one impressive building from the outside, I recommend doing the guided tour, you get an explanation and access to areas normally not accessible for the general public. Open on mondays!

Thank evyboo
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Rio is not only about beaches. The center of the city is rich in architectures and history. Nice. I recommend.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

It is free and there are some young persons at the reception who offer free guided tours. I had the chance to have as guide a student studying history and, meanwhile speaking English good enough. It is so good that is opened on Mondays too, when most of other museums are closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

As soon as we stepped into the Palacio Tiradentes we were immediately offered a free guided visit in English. The palacio used to be the seat of the national parliament before it moved to Brazilia and now houses the Rio State parliament. The guide was really engaging and we enjoyed the amusing anecdotes (for example on how they "borrowed" Marianne... More 

Thank Lyds76
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

It is ironic that the building that was once the jail, now houses the legislative chamber of the government for Rio. ;ot of history.

Thank mvq2014
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

If you are an architecture lover you must visit this place. Located right in the heart of Rio's downtown, Tiradentes Palace is a beautiful building and once was the Congress' headquarters. It won't take more than 30 minutes to visit the place and you will leave with incredible images of its stairs, ceiling, walls and a lot more.

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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