Fodor's Expert Review Museu Histórico Nacional


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 15 de Novembro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20021–200, Brazil


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