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CRAB - Center for the Brazilian Handcrafts

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Address: Praca Tiradentes 71, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 3380 1850
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An extraordinary collection of traditional crafts.

If you are interested in beautifully crafted artisanal objects, do not miss CRAB when you visit Rio de Janeiro, a relatively new museum in Centro, ashort walk from Carioca station... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dean C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in beautifully crafted artisanal objects, do not miss CRAB when you visit Rio de Janeiro, a relatively new museum in Centro, ashort walk from Carioca station on the Metro. Focusing on the wealth of traditional crafts found across the entire country, it displays a changing programme of exhibitions, of unique and varied techniques, materials and objects... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful exhibition of the best of the brazilian handicraft, represented by the work of 27 brazilian states. A huge amount of works made with diferents kinds of materials and technics. Everything shown in a beautiful exhibition project.Unmissable for who is visiting Rio de Janeiro. From 22/3 to 24/9/2016

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

CRAB is a brand new museum in the heart of Rio. We were told about it by our host when we were staying in Paraty - and how glad we are! Beautifully laid out, with wonderful crafts from all round Brazil. And the shop sells some of the same things we saw in the museum. We fell in love with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The CRAB is a marketing platform that promotes and disseminates the value of the Brazilian handicraft.......They change exposition every 6 months.....They show artisit from the whole country......All of them pre selected by SEBRAE....very well done!!!......And old, restorated vila from the XVIII century...with open spaces, places to interact, library and all sort of handicraf exhibitions...At the end of it... they have... More 

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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