Built in 1762 as an arsenal, the Museu Histórico Nacional was also a military prison until 1922, when it was converted ... More
National Historical Museum
Built in 1762 as an arsenal, the Museu Histórico Nacional was also a military prison until 1922, when it was converted into an exhibition centre for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Brazil's independence from Portugal. Here are objects and models that retrace the history of Brazil to its discovery by Europeans, with special attention given to the period of slavery and the sugar cane industry.
This museum has a good structure for visitors like few in Brazil!! Reserve 3-4 hours at least!! There are informations in English. The only bad point is the localization in Downtown: its not good to go walking to others atractions in that area, but its easy to go by bus from the South Zone, some buses stop in front of it.
Just 3 blocks from the World famous Copacabana Beach, in front of the metro station (Subway) and 1 block from
the main street to get buses everywhere in Rio.Nearby you can walk to 24h open supermarkets, shops for all ...
Resembling a huge, futuristic Mayan pyramid, it is impossible not to be amazed by this architectural downtown wonder. Officially opened
in 1976, while still incomplete, it has a capacity of over 20,000 people. The interior is a virtual cavern, ...
In Flamengo Park stands a modern and exquisite concrete and glass building that houses the Modern Arts Museum, the center
for contemporary art in Rio. The permanent collection now has more than 4,000 pieces of art from Brazilian artists, ...