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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Museu Histórico Nacional

  • Praça 15 de Novembro Map It
  • Centro

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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.

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Praça Marechal Ancora, Praça 15 de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, 20021–200, Brazil

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021-2550–9224; 021-2220–2328

Sight Details:

  • R$8, free Sun.
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–6, weekends noon–7


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