Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Through works of art, furniture, documents, and presidential memorabilia, as well as temporary exhibitions, Museu da Republica provides you with a fascinating synopsis of Brazil’s Republican history and culture. Housed in Palácio do Catete, as you take a tour you will see rooms decorated in different themes, including Venetian, Pompeii, French, and Moorish. Make sure you look closely at the interesting ceilings; some bear Brazil’s national arms, while others are dominated by neoclassical frescoes. The opulence of the residence, complete with bronze condors on the eaves, gives you a good sense of how profitable the coffee trade was, built as it was by Antônio Clemente Pinto, one of Brazil’s wealthiest merchants. Among other things, the palace has served as the official residence of the president of Brazil, the last of which, Getúlio Vargas, committed suicide when facing an imminent coup. The bedroom in which he died has been eerily preserved, and inside you can see the bullet that killed him. Put Museu da Republica at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Museu da Republica
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Museu da Republica reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,239 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Our kids always enjoy visiting historical houses, stately homes etc, mainly due to the grandeur... this did not disappoint them. Well worth an hour or two. The audio guides are only R$5 and well...  more »
  • The museum occupies a mansion that was the residence to the President of the Republic for many years. It was also in this place that President Vargas ended his life. This place is the closest you...  more »
Google
  • Easy to visit, it is in front of a subway station and in many bus lines routes. Museum of first presidential official home and presidential Headquarters. Interesting architecture and design from the early 1900's. The pleasant park is as good as the museum itself. Go for a picnic, a museum visit or both, it worth the time.
  • Excelent place for a picnic, great place to take your kids too. The palace is the center of republican history in Brasil, previously owned by the Baron of Friburgo during the monarchy it was appropriated by the Brazilian government and became the house of future presidents of the Republic. It has a very interesting museum and lavished gardens.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Rio de Janeiro

See all ›
©
Beach
Copacabana Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Praia de Ipanema
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Garden
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Castle
Ilha Fiscal
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Rio de Janeiro

See all ›
©
Beach
Pedra do Arpoador
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
©
Beach
Barra da Tijuca Beach
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Beach
Praia de Grumari
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
©
Zoo
Quinta da Boa Vista
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Rio de Janeiro

See all ›
©
Military Museum
Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
©
Specialty Museum
Museu Nacional De Belas Artes
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Museu do Acude
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Rio de Janeiro

©
Neighborhood
Santa Teresa
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
©
Beach
Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Observation Deck
Mirante Dona Marta
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Beach
Vermelha Beach
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Rio de Janeiro

©
Specialty Museum
Imperial Museum Petropolis
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
©
Brewery
Cervejaria Bohemia Petropolis
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi Niteroi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Hiking Trail
Costao de Itacoatiara Niteroi
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Rio de Janeiro

©
Tramway
Sugarloaf Mountain
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Arena / Stadium
Maracanã
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Monument
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Theater
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Boat Rental
Marapendivela
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Walking tour
Favela Walking Tour
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Private Tour
Rio de Janeiro Tours - Day Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
©
Landmark
Escadaria Selaron
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes