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Paco do Frevo

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Recife means Frevo!

When the word "Frevo" is mentioned in Brazil, one immediately thinks about Recife! This beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
a must for music lovers

Three floors of content. 1st floor requires a lot of reading, 2nd and 3rd floors are more visual... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Bryan, Texas
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Paço do Frevo is a cultural resource center that gathers actions, projects and activities to enhance, protect, promote and convey frevo, a leading national tradition, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Paço do Frevo is...more
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Praca Arsenal da Marinha, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50030-360, Brazil
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

When the word "Frevo" is mentioned in Brazil, one immediately thinks about Recife! This beautiful town is the birthplace of "Frevo", a very traditional Brazilian style of music and dance, mostly heard and seen during Carnival festivities. And Recife created, at the former premises of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 25 October 2018

On Rua da Guia, off Praça do Arsenal, is the building called 'Paço do Frevo', thus Palace of the Frevo. Outside the big town house, not really a palace, is written on an information board, that this was built in 1901 as office of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Well laid out and attractive display. Nice café. Some English speaking staff on hand to translate. However, there isn't that much to see in the museum itself to make it worthwhile you need to go at a time when there is a music or dance...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Christine F
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Experience was very limited. The musical displays about different periods of music was very had to read - and there was so much it was overwhelming. On the 3rd floor there was a man giving a dance demonstration which was interesting. The permed ant exhibit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ruth20904
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Three floors of content. 1st floor requires a lot of reading, 2nd and 3rd floors are more visual. Wish there had been more audio and video samples of all the historical figures and works presented on 1st floor.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank kr_texas
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Amazing museum about frevo (type of music/dance) and carnaval. The museum is very beautiful and the view from the highest floor is also amazing.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank natiribeiro
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

this unique place not only tells you the story of brazilian dance and music style called "Frevo" but more important, it leads you through the importance of spontaneous popular manifestations of art and culture and shows you how it continuously changes, creating new forms of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank thassio
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very interesting intro to Frevo and it's story. The top floor is all surrounded by windows and the view is very nice. Try to go when they are have rehearsals so you can hear some live frevo!

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

When you think Frevo you hear the typical music of the Nordest in your ears. However with this is also the glamour of Frevo schools and Bloco de Frevo that play the music and show their extravagant robes. None of this in the Paco do...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

It's a colourful magic place! The guys who work there are very polite and there is a really nice coffeeshop inside that has a perfect cappuccino!

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank taludo
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