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Museums in Recife

Abolição MuseumAbolição Museum - MAP 3 Museum of Abolition - Reference Center for Afro-Brazilian Culture Just as the history of Afro-Brazilian, who has the strength of its greatest exponents, the Museum of Abolition - Reference Center of Afro-Brazilian Culture linked to the 5th Regional Superintendent of the Institute of Historic and Artistic National - IPHAN comes resisting obstacles over the years. From its inception in 1957, Federal Law by Decree No. 3357, to hi...
MapAeronáutica Museum - MAP 3 The museum tells the story of the civil and military aviation in the Brazilian Northeast since the 1920s to the present day.      Among the 33 pieces on display are scale models and dioramas of the planes that flew and still fly the skies of the Northeast. It contains historical documents, period photographs, scale models of aircraft, military uniforms, weapons, engines, propellers and a real airplan...
MAC - Museum of Contemporary ArtArte Contemporânea de Pernambuco Museum - MAP 3 In the early 60, a former prison inmates of the colonial church was restored and preserved by the Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan) to house an exhibition of works donated by Assis Chateaubriand. He was beginning the Museum of Contemporary Art which now brings together a collection of some 2,800 pieces. In addition to the collection "Assis Chateaubriand," the museum has 204 works of different...
Arte Moderna Aluisio Magalhaes MuseumArte Moderna Aluísio Magalhães Museum - MAP 3 Created in order to make room for avant-garde artists, the Museum of Modern Art Aluisio Magellan (Mamam) has become a reference center of modern and contemporary production. Located on the banks of the River Capibaribe in a 19th century mansion, the museum has hosted exhibitions of some of history's most important artists such as Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya, Jean Michel Basquiat and Auguste Rodin. In its collection, one can find about...
MapArte Sacra de Pernambuco Museum - MAP 3 Pernambuco Sacred Art Museum (MASPE) is located in one of the most beautiful views of the city of Olinda, the Alto da Sé. It was from there that Duarte Coelho, in the 16th century, founded the town of Olinda.   The historic building, which houses the museum since 1974, has served as the Senate of Olinda, college, headquarters and home for nuns. Much of the acquis in the MASP, which confirms the Sacred Ar...
Casa do CarnavalCasa do Carnaval - MAP 3 The collection of the Center for Training, Research and Cultural Memory - Home of Carnival is composed of books, periodicals, monographs, posters, records, photographic exhibitions, collections of miniatures, museum (banners, costumes, props, giant puppets, etc.), audiovisual (VHS tapes, CDs, CD-ROM, hard vinyl, K7 tapes, slides) in respect of our cultural and historical Recife. The visitation can be done with prior appointment. ...
Centro Cultural BenficaCentro Cultural Benfica - MAP 3 Created by the Federal University of Pernambuco in 2001, the Cultural Center Benfica - CCB is considered one of the most important cultural institutions in Pernambuco. The space came up with the purpose to support and develop artistic projects of the state. Housed in a mansion built in the nineteenth century, the CCB has an auditorium, exhibition halls and event area. The place also houses other cultural institutions like the Instit...
Cidade do Recife MuseumCidade do Recife Museum - MAP 3 The Cinco Pontas (five points) Fort was built by the Dutch in 1630, despite the name, the Fort has only four points, a result of reforms made ​​by the Portuguese after the expulsion of the Dutch. Located in the neighborhood of St. Joseph, the fort houses since 1982, the Museum of the City of Recife. The museum is notable for its collection which contains iconographic documents of extreme importance for the preservation of urban a...
MapCiências Naturais Museum - MAP 3 The Museum of Natural Sciences of Recife is located inside the Park Two Brothers. Museum is a much frequented by lovers of nature and animals, which are inside numerous collections of reptiles, insects and mammals, among other species. address: Square Farias Neves, Horto de Dois Irmãos Phone: +55 (81) 3301.6519 or +55 (81) 3301-6518 E-mail: parque@parquedoisirmaos.com.br Service: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ...
MapCity Museum - MAP Museu da Cidade The Museu da Cidade is to be found within the 17th-century Forte das Cinco Pontas (Five-Pointed Fortress) and is brimming with regional history and local relics. There are many paintings and diagrams depicting the city in its earlier incarnations, during the period of its Dutch rule. Phone:+55 081 3224 8492 Hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00 Cost: Charge (Unknown) ...
Espaco CienciaEspaço Ciência - MAP 3 Science Space, a body of scientific dissemination of the Science and Technology (SECTEC), the largest open air museum in the country and one of the largest in the world is a scene taken by a beautiful fountain, a hydroelectric power generating, a planetarium, a mysterious cave, a giant volcano, earthquake, gyroscope, airplane, rocket, among many other experiments that stand out. In addition to cutting-edge laboratories in the areas o...
Espaco PasargadaEspaço Pasárgada - MAP It was the manor house No. 263 Union Street, Pasargadae space today, where the poet Manuel Bandeira lived most of his childhood, from six to ten years. The neoclassical style mansion, owned by Flag's grandfather, inspired several of his poems. On April 19, 1986, the day of birth centenary of the poet, the familiar house of Manuel Bandeira was opened under the name Space Pasargadae. The building, built in 1825 and listed by the State Gov...
Estado de Pernambuco MuseumEstado de Pernambuco Museum - MAP 6 The Pernambuco State Museum can be found in one of the most significant architectonic examples of the XIX century, a beautiful stately home in Graças neighborhood, residence of Augusto Frederico, the son of Beberibe’s Baron. The Museum is guardian of an important part of Pernambuco’s history. Throughout its 80 year existence, the Museum, created in 1929, has showcased an ample and varied heritage that constitutes a remarkable ...
Fundacao Gilberto FreyreFundação Gilberto Freyre - MAP 3   Gilberto Freyre Foundation   One of the most important Brazilian sociologists of all time, Gilberto Freyre, immortalized his thoughts and theories through established works such as "Casa Grande e Senzala" and "Mansions and Mucambos." His everyday life and way of living also remain alive by Gilberto Freyre Foundation, located in the Pernambuco student residence where he lived for many years....
Homem do Nordeste MuseumHomem do Nordeste Museum - MAP Museu do Homem do Nordeste   A vida social nordestina em todas as suas especificidades, desde o tempo colonial, até os mais recentes acontecimentos históricos, é retratada de forma verdadeira através do Museu do Homem do Nordeste. Criada em 1979 na Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, a instituição reúne acervos dos antigos Museu de Antropologia, Museu de Arte Popular e Museu ...
MapHouse and Museum of Gilberto Freyre - MAP Casa Museu Gilberto Freyre A charming farmhouse built in the 18th century and once the home of renowned Brazilian historian, congressman, sociologist and anthropologist Gilberto de Mello Freyre (1900 to 1987), the Casa Museu Gilberto Freyre immortalizes the life of this much-loved local. Exhibits include many of Freyre's personal belongings, such as paintings, handicrafts, antiques and a large collection of books, while the su...
MapImagem e do Som de Pernambuco Museum - MAP MISPE - Museu da Imagem e do Som de Pernambuco Museu dedicado à história da evolução de tecnologias de imagem o do som e conseqüentemente da memória cultural. Possui gravações com depoimentos de Cícero Dias e Capiba. Rua da Aurora, 379, Boa Vista - Recife. Fone: (81) 3231.2716 Visita: segunda a sexta-feira, das 8h às 14h Entrada gratuita
MapInstituto Arqueológico Histórico e Geográfico de Pernambuco - MAP Instituto Arqueológico, Histórico e Geográfico de Pernambuco Em visita a Pernambuco durante o século 19, o então imperador do Brasil, Dom Pedro II, impressionou-se com a riqueza histórica da ainda província e sugeriu que fosse aberto um espaço para a divulgação desse material. Como resultado foi fundado em 1862 o Instituto Arqueológico, Histórico ...
Instituto Ricardo BrennandInstituto Ricardo Brennand - MAP Oficina Brennand is one of the most amazing places in Recife! A real surprise! The site was a pottery, a brick and tile factory inherited by Francisco Brennand and converted into his workshop and museum. There are huge sheds where you can walk and see sculptures and carvings, many of which with some erotic connotation. See funny parts: And there are more sculptures outside, outdoors! Some other pictures: This i...
Mamulengo Museum in RecifeMamulengo Museum - MAP Museu do Mamulengo Toda a trajetória do mamulengo no Nordeste, desde o seu começo até os dias atuais, pode ser vista através de bonecos, pertences de cena e instrumentos musicais vindos de cada estado da região. É o primeiro museu de bonecos do Brasil. Rua do Amparo, nº 59, Amparo - Olinda. CEP: 53020-190 Fone/Fax: (81) 3429.6214 Horário de visitação: ter&c...
MapMemorial da Justiça - MAP Memorial da Justiça Conta com uma exposição permanente exclusivamente sobre a história do Tribunal de Justiça de Pernambuco. Todas as sedes ocupadas ao longo dos anos pela instituição estão registradas em painéis, fotos e textos. Avenida Alfredo Lisboa, s/nº, Bairro do Brum - Recife. CEP: 50030-150 Fone: (81) 3224.0142 Horário de visitaçã...
Recife Folk ArtMestre Vitalino Museum - MAP Vitalino Pereira dos Santos - Mestre VITALINO portrayed in the mud to their land and its people, creating types and expressing feelings. His art reaches international status, affirming the value of man's wild and spreading CARUARU, a city that has done more known and loved through his art.Transformed into "VITALINO MASTER HOUSE MUSEUM," your humble abode was incorporated into the heritage city by Law No. 2.070 of 26 April 1969 and keep ...
MapMilitar do Forte do Brum Museum - MAP Museu Militar do Forte do Brum   A participação do Brasil na Segunda Guerra Mundial está relatada através de armas e fotos. O museu está localizado num dos mais importantes monumentos de Pernambuco, o Forte do Brum, que está perto de completar 400 anos. Praça da Comunidade Luso-Brasileira, s/nº, Bairro do Recife - Recife. Fone: (81) 3224.4620 Horário de visit...
MapMilitary Museum at the Brum Fortress - MAP Museu Militar Forte do Brum / Museu de Armas Part of the Instituto Ricardo Brennand (Ricardo Brennand Institute) on the Praca Comunidade Luso Brasileira, the Museu Militar is home to a mixture of both English and Portuguese weaponry, including some very old examples of cannons and guns. Visitors can also expect to find medieval armour and daggers from the 16th century, together with relics relating to the part played by the Bra...
Murillo La Greca MuseumMurillo La Greca Museum - MAP Museu Murillo La Greca Pertencem ao seu acervo cerca de 1,3 mil obras de artes plásticas das mais variadas técnicas. Rua Leonardo Cavalcanti, 366, Parnamirim - Recife. Fone: (81) 3268.8011 Horário de visitação: segunda a sexta-feira, das 9h às 17h Entrada gratuita
Jardim F. Brennand in RecifeMuseu-Oficina Francisco Brennand - MAP 3 Museu-Oficina Francisco Brennand Foi a partir de uma antiga olaria da família, desativada em 1945, que o artista plástico Francisco Brennand deu início ao seu templo da arte. Montado pedra sobre pedra pelo artista, desde 1971, o monumento é composto pelos seus próprios trabalhos. No local, é possível encontrar quase 2 mil obras relacionadas, em sua maioria, a temas como sexualidade,...
MapMuseum of Money and Currency - MAP Museu de Valores The Museu de Valores stands within the office of the Central Bank of Brazil and remembers the history of Brazil's monetary system. However, not only are Brazilian coins and notes on display, but also more than 200 different currencies from around the world. Other highlights include some old maps and artefacts discovered during excavation work at nearby Fort Orange, on the island of Itamaracá. Hours:...
MapMuseum of the Northeastern Man - MAP Museu do Homem do Nordeste Located in the Casa Forte area of the Zona Norte, the Museu do Homem do Nordeste literally translates as the 'Museum of the Northeastern Man' and is dedicated to the culture and history of Pernambuco. Exhibits here are grouped into three categories - slavery and the lifestyle of the northeastern settlers (Africans, Indians and Portuguese), the production of sugarcane, and religious and folkloric traditi...
MapNatural Sciences Museum - MAP Museu de Ciencias Naturais The Museu de Ciencias Naturais is just one of many attractions to be found in the Parque Dois Irmaos (Zoo Botanical Park Dois Irmaos). Inside are a series of exhibits relating to the world of nature, with animal specimens and information about the region's diverse flora and fauna. Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00 Cost: Charge (Unknown)
Pinacoteca de Igarassu MuseumPinacoteca de Igarassu Museum - MAP Museu Pinacoteca de Igarassu Obras dos séculos 17 e 18 demonstram os momentos históricos importantes para Pernambuco, além de santos mártires, Jesus e São Francisco. Rua Barbosa Lima, s/nº - Igarassu Fone: (81) 3543.0258 Horário de visitação: diariamente, das 8h às 17h Entrada: R$ 1,00
Regional de Olinda MuseumRegional de Olinda Museum - MAP   The Regional Museum of Olinda (Mureo) is a house museum that restructure, together with their surroundings, the scene of domestic and social life of the residents of Olinda 1700. The MUREO is situated in an old episcopal residence, a beautiful colonial-style solar dated 1745, and was founded in 1935 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the arrival of Duarte Coelho then the captaincy of Pernambuco.   The coll...
Sinagoga Kahal Zur IsraelSinagoga Kahal Zur Israel - MAP Sinagoga Kahal Zur Israel Grande parte da população européia que migrou para o Brasil durante o século 16, período em que Pernambuco viveu sobre forte influência e domínio holandês, era de origem judaica. A presença desse povo se tornou tão maciça no Recife que acabou sendo fundada, na anti...
Trem MuseumTrem Museum - MAP Museu do Trem   A história ferroviária de Pernambuco é contada através de documentos e antigos protótipos presentes no museu. Em exposição permanente, à vista dos usuários da estação central do metrô, antigas locomotivas utilizadas na cidade. Estação Central, Praça Visconde de Mauá, s/nº, São José...