"Museu da República/Palácio do Catete - exterior" Top 5 Page for this destination Museu da República Tip by Willettsworld

Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro: 4 reviews and 10 photos


The Palácio do Catete is a wonderfully restored palace that was built between 1858 and 1866. It was used as the official residence of Brazilian presidents from 1897 to 1960 when the government of Brazil re-located to the new city of Brasilia. It was here that former president Getulio Vargas commited suicide on the 24th August 1954. The Baroque building features bronze condors on the roof, beautiful iron gates and wonderful elaborately decorated rooms which you can walk around as part of the Museu da República.

Open: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat-Sun 2-6pm.
Admission: R$6 but is free on Wednesday and Sunday.

Phone: +55 21 2127 0324
Website: http://www.museudarepublica.org.br

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 3, 2007
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