National Museu UFRJ

National Museum, Rio de Janeiro

The Museu Nacional do Brasil located in Quinta da Boa Vista is under the Ministry of Education. It is the oldest scientific institution in Brazil and the largest museum of natural history and anthropology of Latin America. Created by D. John VI, on 6 June 1818 and initially based at Campo de Sant'Anna, served to meet the interests of promoting economic and cultural progress in the country.

Originally called the Royal Museum, was incorporated into the University of Brazil in 1946. Currently the Museum is part of the academic structure of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

The National Museum was created by D. John VI on June 6, 1818 (as the Royal Museum, housed in the Field of Sant'Anna until 1892) to serve the interests of promoting economic and cultural progress in the country. Under the influence of the Enlightenment were founded numerous museums in Europe and served as the main stage to promote the exchange of scientific information, thus underscoring the role of museums in international relations.

The Palace of São Cristóvão belonged to the imperial family from 1822 to 1889, housed the first Constituent Assembly Republican from 1889 to 1891, being the headquarters of the National Museum since 1892. Was listed on May 11, 1938, the Institute for National Artistic and Historical Heritage (Ministry of Culture). Currently the Museum is a unit of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Ministry of Education).

Vocations and activities of the Museum, the specialties of the latter beyond ministries, touching also the Science & Technology, Environment, Health, Foreign Affairs and Defence.

With a collection of close to 12 million pieces, the Museum has the largest collections of Latin America in natural and anthropological sciences, and a valuable bibliographical collection of about 500,000 volumes, and a library specializing in Anthropology with about 60,000 volumes . Stands an unlikely collection of funerary steles, sarcophagi and mummies from Egypt far, beyond the largest meteorite found in South America, the 'Bendegó', the skeleton of the giant sloth, collections of artifacts from Brazilian Indian tribes, including groups already extinct whale skeleton of large collections of mummies and skeletons of dinosaurs, etc. frescoes of Pompeii. All these collections are the basis for dozens of research laboratories specialized in various fields of natural sciences and anthropology, and conservation. A significant portion of these collections is derived from donations of emperors, statesmen and most important private collectors.

Museu Nacional - UFRJ
Address: Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão - Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 (21) 2568-8262
Visitation: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: R$ 3.00 (Admission is free for public school students, ages 65 and under 10).
Parking at the Quinta da Boa Vista (Entry through the gate to the São Cristóvao subway station).

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Address: Museu Nacional Quinta da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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Quinta da Boa Vista (park) - Quinta da Boa Vista
Address: Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Distance: 0.00km from the National Museu UFRJ
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RioZoo (zoo) - The Rio de Janeiro Zoo is the oldest zoo in Brazil. It turned 65 years old on March 18 20105. When one crosses Quinta da Boa Vista Park, which was the Royal Portuguese family's residence, and walks through its gate with archs and columns one feels like going to another country and another ime in History. To walk to its alleys surrounded by imperial palm trees is like to get into the pages of a a live picture book with stories of emperor...
Address: Parque Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro RJ
Distance: 0.17km from the National Museu UFRJ
Rio Zoo in Rio de Janeiro
June Festivals (festival) - The largest festivities of São João do Rio de Janeiro takes place in June with all the typical representation of the Northeast Pavilion in São Cristóvão (11578) with all the intensity and the traditions of the feasts of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter! June is just the beginning of the feast in the month of July because the Fair continues with gangs, games, ceilings and other super special ...
Address: São Cristóvão Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 0.75km from the National Museu UFRJ
June Festivities in Pavilhão de São Cristóvão, Rio

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Restaurante Quinta da Boa Vista is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from National Museu UFRJ and can be found at Quinta da Boa Vista, s/n

Barraca da Chiquita is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from National Museu UFRJ and can be found at Cpo S Cristóvão, s/n

Cacau Show - São Cristovão is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from National Museu UFRJ and can be found at R.São Luis Gonzaga, 119

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

Império do Nordeste is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from National Museu UFRJ and can be found at Campo de São Cristovão,

Buchara, barbecue mixed escondidinho of dried beef, corned beef and macaxei baião or two, the angu Bahia, acarajé, crab and many other cuisine options are present northeast of the Empire of the Northeast. Located in the Fair of Saint Kitts. Dessert with sweet pumpkin and sweet coconut milk are the highlights. Empire of the Northeast


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