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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Museu Nacional

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  • São Cristóvão

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A little off Rio's main tourist track, the National Museum is well worth the metro ride to view its exhibits of botanical, anthropological, and animal specimens. With a permanent collection of 20 million objects (give or take a few), the supply is nearly endless. Temporary exhibitions focus on subjects such as meteorites, tribal art, and animal evolution. The opulent museum building—a former imperial palace—itself merits a visit, and the vast grounds are home to Rio's city zoo.

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Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, 20940–040, Brazil

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  • R$6
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–5, Mon. noon–5


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