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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Museu Histórico Nacional

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Praça Marechal Ancora, Rio de Janeiro, 20021–200, Brazil

Phone:

021-2550–9224; 021-2220–2328

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sat. R$6, Sun. free
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–5:30, weekends and holidays 2–6

Updated 06/20/2013

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