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Museu da Republica

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Neighbourhood: Catete
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Address: Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2127 0324

Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the...

Transformed from palace to presidential residence in 1889 with the overthrow of the monarchy, this granite and marble building has striking floors and ceilings and houses a museum with presidential memorabilia, furniture and art.

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Nice glimpse of the past

If you have been to the main attractions of the city and have time to spare to discover other areas it's nice to pay a visit to this place, it's well preserved and has info in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

An interesting visit, with some support for those not with native language but many displays lacked in depth translations. Friendly staff, but left without much more knowledge than I arrived. I visited here in August during the Rio Olympics 2016, both before it got busy, during and after the games. I stayed with my wife and teenage son and visited... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you have been to the main attractions of the city and have time to spare to discover other areas it's nice to pay a visit to this place, it's well preserved and has info in each room in portuguese/english. The gardens are nice and worth the visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Inserting paintings and sculptures. The museums are close together so you can do a couple. Take passport for ID.

Thank MoraginRio
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This museum was one of the symbol of richness and powerless of the elite that was working with coffee cultivation and it preserves good antiquities from the republican period.

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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was the only museum that I visited in Rio, and I probably would not have come here if it wasn't located almost opposite of my hotel, which would have been a shame. It's right by Catete metro station and it offers a great glimpse of history. The palace has amazing interior and interesting historic details. I visited the museum... More 

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Trinidad, West Indies
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Our last day in Rio, my sister and I decided to visit this museum. We visited on May 18th. Its not a very big museum so you can go through it in less than 2 hours, especially if you don't speak Portuguese because most of the info for the displays is in Portuguese. I do wish there was more information... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Some staff (especially the ones stationed at the bag/locker room) didn't seem happy wit their job and came off as grumpy employees that didn't care if people visited the museum. Very little English descriptions for the exhibits so brush up on your Portuguese. Only highlight was visiting the top floor where the exhibit the bedroom, clothes and gun of a... More 

Thank Heisenberg247
Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This lovely Colonial house, once owned by wealthy colonial Portuguese family was used until 1960 as the Presidential home, when Rio de Janiero was Brazil´s capital. House used by President Getulio Vargas who committed suicide on 23 rd August 1954 after a social demonstration

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Don’t bother. Hardly any English written on the exhibits and it was confusing where to go with all the different floors and hallways. You kind of felt like confused cattle being ushered by annoyed/bored looking staff at every corner you turn to because there were no specific signs or arrows on where to go next. Worst of all was the... More 

Thank UrcaDes
Sao Luis, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

MUSEU da Republica was the president house when the capital was in Rio de Janeiro. You can take the subway up to GLORIA station.

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