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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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Alameda Antonio Brennand | Várzea, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading the rave reviews we decided to spend an afternoon in what some say is the best museum in South-America. The grounds and the buildings were okay, but the ‘art’ collection didn’t come close to collections put together by professionals in internationally renowned museums....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tornrubber
Reviewed 16 November 2018

In addition to the very interesting expositions of art, culture, paintings, well reproduced pieces of the XIX century mostly European, the surrounding gardens and outdoors is so pleasant providing a very calm effect. This is a very exquisite place well worthy spend time to admire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ligia N
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is such an awesome experiance. The weapons and knives are beautiful kept and displayed for everybody to enjoy. The rest of the Instirute's items on display are awesome too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marietjie W
Reviewed 5 November 2018

In the outskirkts of Recife, at its "Várzea" quarter, a medieval castle will catch your attention! This is "Instituto Ricardo Brennand". All those that are fanatic by collecting and collections would go crazy at the castle! Mr. Ricardo Brennand collects just about everything! It is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 20 August 2018

One of the most important cultural centers in Brazil. There are many exhibitions of internationally known artists

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Antonio C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

From the begining to the very end it is a place full of amazing scenarios and so rich due to its history.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Went to the museum on a rainy day. Had been better with sunshine. Interesting exhibition and the kids loved dungeon feeling. 2 hours spend.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blaabjerge
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Really impressive privet collection, there are pictures, weapons, sculptors.. Most of the signs are just in Portuguese so if you don't know Portuguese I really recommend to take an audio guid, really helpful. I spend there two and a half hours and it wasn't enough...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NaomiCat12345
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a leisurely afternoon in the park and museum of the Instituto Ricardo Brennand - well maintained, green, oasis of rest. Several buildings with an interesting collection. Most impressive part is the collection of the Dutch painter Frans Post - commissioned by Maurits van Nassau...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The historical exposition on the Dutch period in Pernambuco is very nice and well documented; other paintings regarding Brazilian history of different ports go well with it. But all kinds of statues with no relation with that period, are a bit out of place. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from paulamiranda55 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only saw your message today. I was tourist visiting Instituto Brennan. I have no idea about what you're asking. I think you misunderstood my review of this beautiful museum.
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Response from Fernando M | Reviewed this property |
Better is take a cab , there are not expensive , this place is close to Federal University