Museu Historico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Originally an ammunition depot and fort, the Museu Historico Nacional is home to exhibitions detailing the social and economic history of the country. The museum boasts an extensive numismatic collection that will entice you with the glint of coins and also enlighten you on the stories behind the country's currencies. For a more spiritual perspective on history, visit the sacred art exhibit showcasing shrines and paintings, and what better way to exit then with the history of transportation. Plan to visit Museu Historico Nacional and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rio de Janeiro attractions using our Rio de Janeiro trip maker app.
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  • I had a perception in my mind of the history of Brazil being rather ruthless. This exhibit did not make me feel that way. It made me feel like it was definitely the perspective of the Portuguese. I...  more »
  • This large museum contains many interesting exhibits concerning the colonial history of Brazil and its becoming a republic. Most exhibits feature narratives in english as well as portuguese.  more »
  • Great museum and most explanations in English too. Worth to go there to learn more about Brazilian history.
  • I liked it. Not as big, but many interesting stuff.
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