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Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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Address: Alameda Antonio Brennand | Várzea, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50741-904, Brazil
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13:00 - 17:00
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Best place to know about Dutch Brazil history

It's not really a museum, but it is cool collection, with stuff ranging from history pieces to mediavel weapons. Definitely, one of the best places in whole State to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not really a museum, but it is cool collection, with stuff ranging from history pieces to mediavel weapons. Definitely, one of the best places in whole State to go, especially if you appreciate wandering around and see different things.

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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How come there are two Brennand attractions in Recife, people ask. Well, both places are close, but one of them is a local painter and sculptor's atelier, whereas this Institute is his cousin's, Ricardo Brennand, the collector. Ricardo Brennand has had a passion for collecting for all his life. The object of his collectionism changes with time, but the impulse... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This place is so amazing! It is so serene and peaceful just walk around and enjoy seen the amazing pieces that Brennand has made and that are displayed all over the place. What a talent! Very nice place to appreciate nature and arts together. It is a very nice and clean place. Great place to take pictures. Great to place... More 

Thank MariaCFC
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The institute consists of many rooms with many sorts of artworks and a beautiful garden. There are some religious piece, paintings from the time of Nassau and his crew in Pernambuco and many others depicting important Brazilian history. In the castle, one is going to find a huge collection of weapons. Just in the entrance,there's a very good restaurant.

Thank Jonathan A
Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The size of the collection at this museum was impressive. Huge variety of suits of armor, swords, daggers, pikes, and odd items such as "swiss army knives" with dozens of implements, sword guns, old clocks, paintings of nude women, and more. In a separate building there is a great collection of historical paintings and books, much from the 1600 and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Amazing museum built by an amazing man who spent his life gathering art, religious artifacts, tapestries, statues, paintings, and books from the earliest years of Brazil and especially Recife's history. A must see if you are in Recife.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went on a package tour with the Officina Brenand and could have easily skipped that and spent all the time here. To be fair, modern art is not our thing and that was all the first stop was. This place showered is the private collection of amazing objects from one of the leading families in the area. He built... More 

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A little out of the way and hard to get to but, well worth it. This will take at least half the day.

Thank perezcarla21
Campina Grande, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Brennand Institute has a great Collection, in a wonderful Castle. Its restaurant in the surroundings has a lovely atmosphere and regional dishes, with affordable prices

Thank alvaro51
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and varied museum/art gallery with an eclectic mix of exhibitions, art work, history, tapestries, maps and artefacts most of which relate to the north-east of Brazil and in particular Pernambuco. The version of Rodin's "The Thinker" (O Pensador) is excellent and a treat to get up close to. Some of the more modern art on display is... More 

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