Indio Museum

Indian Museum of Rio de Janeiro


Housed in an elegant 19th-century mansion in a quiet part of Botafogo, the Indian Museum's collection is one of the most important in Latin America, with over 14,000 artifacts and 16,000 books on indigenous people of Brazil.  There are also over half a million historical documents on Brazilian Indian tribes, giving a clear picture of how they lived, and their culture. There are no signs in English, but the exhibits are so vivid they speak for themselves. For kids there is a gallery with (washable) body paint and a large selection of stamps so they can practice adorning themselves as warriors, hunters, chiefs, or shamans. It's a great spot for children and an easy place to spend 2 hours.

Phone: (21) 3214 8702 and 3214 8705

Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9am to 5:30pm. Weekends and Holidays from 1pm to 5pm.

Cost: R$ 3,00 (1.50 dollar). Free admission on Sundays.

Activities near to Indio Museum

Centro Cultural Solar de Botafogo (theater) - A mansion in 1910, houses a theater, cafe, lounge, two art galleries, a cinema club and a cyber café.Two of the greatest scenic architects in the country - Paulo J. C. Serrone (draft), Jose Carioca and Days (project executive) - the architectural design of the Solar de Botafogo preserved the historical aspect of construction,To give personality to each of these environments, Caco Borges created the ambience of the auditorium and the ba...
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Distance: 1.17km from the Indio Museum
Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro
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Restaurants near to Indio Museum

Via Brasil is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Indio Museum and can be found at Rua Sorocaba, 305

Fornalha is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Indio Museum and can be found at R. Voluntários da Pátria, 236

Cacau Show - Botafogo is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Indio Museum and can be found at Av. Voluntários da Pátria, 212

The Cacao Show was born 20 years ago from a small enterprise and today has branches throughout Brazil. Only the city of Rio de Janeiro has about 50 stores. Bars are handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolates, Easter eggs and in several flavors, with pepper, liquor, cherry, hazelnut, and more. Diversity by default for any chocoholic. Cacau

Bar do Adão de Botafogo is a Brazilian Pastry restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Indio Museum and can be found at Rua Dona Mariana, 81

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