Rio de Janeiro Culture, History and Museums
If you are curios about Brazilian history and Rio de Janeiro culture,
passing through its former capitol is a true lesson. Taking a walk
in downtown Rio de Janeiro is like going back in time with high
concentration of beautiful antique architecture telling the tale
about Rio de Janeiro culture and history from itís origin by the
Portuguese in 1502 until today.
Rio de Janeiro early
history and Brazil chronology
Offers the Rio de Janeiro history and chronology beginning with
the Portuguese expedition mistakenly assuming the beautiful Guanabara
bay for a River around 1502 on New Years day, hence the name
independence, second part of Rio de Janeiro history
The year turns 1700 and the second part of Rio de Janeiro history
begins. The important events that led to Brazilian independence.
Getulio Vargas, man of the
people or corrupt dictator?
Adored and hated by the people of Brazil, Getulio Vargas was overthrown
twice and finally killed himself in the Presidential Residence rather
than face the call for his resignation
Through its journey, Rio has remnants from a past among Indians,
from the Imperial period and also from its recent years as a republic
state. Each of the monuments and old squares of Rio de Janeiro has
a place in Brazilian history. See a Cultural & Historical map of
Rio de Janeiro here!!
Historical places worth visiting:
Praca XV or XV Square in Rio de
Praca XV marks an important historical era in Rio de Janeiro colonial
time. Here you can even today witness remains of Dom Pedro, emperor
Fiscal Island in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil, a dazzling jewel of culture
Adrift in the Guanabara Bay, Fiscal Island is one of the few remaining
icons of Brazil’s Emperor Dom Pedro II. A must see for all
tourists to Brazil.
History of Arcos do Telles
and Rio de Janeiro 's first witch
Haunting, captivating and tragic; the history of the Arco do Telles,
the last stone arch in Rio de Janeiro, epitomizes the culture of
Brazil in the late 1700’s.
Praca Tiradentes: Executed
Traitor hailed as National Hero
Rio de Janeiro ’s famous Praca Tiradentes, also known as Tiradentes
Square, pays homage to both Brazilian theatre and the executed leader
of the Minas Conspiracy of 1789.
Cinelandia: Parisian Cafes &
Amazing Architecture in Rio!
Cinelandia; the culture of Paris, the heart Brazil! Lined with sidewalk
cafes and Art Deco architecture, located on the Rio Branco, Cinelândia
is a must see!
Teatro Municipal; World
Class Opera, Ballet and Music in Rio
While in Rio de Janeiro, a must see is a performance at the Teatro
Municipal, Brazil’s largest and grandest stage!
de Janeiro National Library, the largest in Latin America
Rio’s National Library ranks in the world’s top ten.
Browse the rare works of many authors, artists and musicians in
one of Brazil’s most historic locations
of the govenor, Laranjeiras Palace remains original
An extensive restoration of the Laranjeiras Palace, the official
seat of the state government has returned to the palace to it’s
former splendor. A must see!
Arcos da Lapa or Carioca Aqueduct;
Where the Samba Never Sleeps!
Brazil ’s famous arches, Arcos da Lapa. History, Culture and
the Samba rule Lapa. A must see for all visitors to Rio de Janeiro.
Santa Teresa, a world of it's
own in historic Rio de Janeiro
Santa Teresa has it all. Bars, history and the famous culture of
Brazil all rolled into one neighborhood. You’ll spend weeks
seeing everything there is to see!
Explore Catete Palace: where
Rio's history and culture is reborn
Visit Catete Palace, Brasil’s original seat of power, now
a museum rife with rare art and a wide selection of information
about Rio’s history and culture.
Banco do Brasil (CCBB), culture meets finance
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, or CCBB, preserves its artistic
culture and Rio’s financial history with exhibits, expositions,
The Sambodromo, the only
place to be for Carnival!
To experience Carnival at it’s finest, you’ve got to
be at The Sambrodomo, host to the nationally televised Samba School
Museums in Rio de Janeiro:
At the Fine Arts Museum in
Rio even the building is art!
Located in Cinelandia, the Fine Arts Museum in Rio de Janeiro boasts
over 16,000 works of art. A wonderland of history and culture that
can’t be missed.
Natural and Aristic Beauty
Encompass Casa do Pontal Museum
The intoxicating gardens and many cultural artifacts of Casa do
Pontal arouse both the mind and spirit. Take a trip outside of Rio
Learn the secrets in Brazil's Cultural Navy Museum
The Cultural Navy Museum brings to life the history of Brazil’s
Navy with tours and artifacts.
The Eva Klabin Foundation,
a collector's dream come true
The beautiful and wealthy estate of the Eva Klabin Foundation houses
one of Brazil’s finest collections of antique furniture and
Museum, Rio de Janeiro; Home of the "Demoiselle"
A favorite among children and adults, Rio de Janeiro’s Aerospacial
Museum is an aviation buffs dream! Replica planes reflect the history
of aviation in Brazil
do Ceu: Brasil's famous 'Mansion in the Sky'
Visit Chacara do Ceu for the most impressive view of Rio de Janeiro
that you may find. 360 degrees of Rio’s breathtaking skyline
and Guanabara Bay.
Beauty at the Modern Art
Museum (MAM) in Rio de Janeiro
Devastated by fire, rebuilt by volunteers, the Modern Art Museum
survives to become one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular attractions
for visitors and residents alike.
the heart of the Tijuca forest, discover the Museu do Acude
Come enjoy the trappings of fine culture and artwork amongst the
history at Museu do Acude.
National Historic Museum is one of Brazil's finest!
Housed in one of Brazil’s oldest buildings, the National Historic
Museum is a tribute to the economic and social aspects of Brazil’s
the very first Inhabitants of Brasil at the National Museum
Home of over a million items, the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil is a scientist’s dream.
Indigenous Museum: exploring native art in Brasil
Literally step into Brasil’s Native Culture at the Indigenous
Churches of Rio de Janeiro:
Gloria church, traces of Rio
de Janeiro imperalism
A voyage into the Gloria church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Back
into the ancient times and forgotten history
Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Come back in time to understand the history of Catedral Metropolitana
de Sao Sebastiao, a controverse church architecture in Rio de Janeiro,
Francisco da Penitencia Church; all the gold in Brazil!
Brimming with culture, history and more gold than you can imagine,
The Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church in Rio de Janeiro is definitely
worthy of a visit!
Sao Bento Monastary
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