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Museu Histórico Nacional

Museu Histórico Nacional Review

The building that houses the National History Museum dates from 1762, though some sections—such as the battlements—were erected as early as 1603. It seems appropriate that this colonial structure should exhibit relics that document Brazil's history. Among its treasures are rare papers, Latin American coins, carriages, cannons, and religious art.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Praça Marechal Ancora, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20021–200 | Map It
  • Phone: 021/2550–9224; 021/2220–2328
  • Cost: Tues.–Sat. R$6, Sun. free
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 10–5:30, weekends and holidays 2–6
  • Website:
  • Subway: Carioca or Cinelândia
  • Location: Centro
Updated: 06-20-2013

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