For those who may not know or remember, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brasil until 1960! For this reason, the presidents used to live here, more specifically at Republica’s Palace (Rua do Catete, 153). The best way to get there is by subway. Getting of at Catete Station you just need to cross the street!
The building itself is gorgeous. Inside, the luxury decor, with stained glasses, chandeliers and high ceiling call the attention. The visit is divided into thematic saloons. In the 3rd floor, you can visit the famous room of Getúlio Vargas, a well-known former president of Brasil, in where he killed himself in 1954.
The space available is huge, and it’s way less crowded than Jardim Botânico (Botanic Garden), Parque Lage or Lagoa. Actually, these palmtrees it’s very much alike Jardim Botânico, which charges R$10 for the entrance! The entrance for the museum costs R$6,00 (free entrance at Wednesdays and Sundays), but the access to the Gardens only is always free! Besides, in the Museum there is also a theater, bookstore, coffee and a small restaurant.
Republica’s Palace: Rua do Catete, 153.
Working hours: gardens, daily, from 8am to 6pm. Museum, Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 11am to 6pm.
Last updated: 26/07/2017.