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“A very sad page of Brazil”

Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso
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Rubber Museum from Manaus
Ranked #8 of 161 things to do in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tue-Sun 8am-4pm
Reviewed 12 May 2014

From 1812 to 1912 the most important rubber producer of the world took place at the Amazon jungle.This museum shows all the steps of the rubber prodution,from the collecting from the jungle tree called seringueira(seringal means place of the seringueiras) to manufactering of the ball of raw rubber.Such process costed the lives of thousend of men,so called the white slavery because these men received almost nothing for their job and were submmited to brutal treatment by the seringal owner called coronel (that means colonel in english) in an inospity land,from where almost nobody returned alive.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is actually a former rubber plantation that's been restored to give you an idea of what and how rubber was made. You'll walk through hot and humid jungle areas and see where the workers lived and learn how unbearable the conditions were. The Rubber Barons house is restored and furnished. Demonstrations of the rubber gathering process are complete and informative.
An added plus is the 30 minute or so speedboat ride to the site. You'll get to see what Amazonia is really all about..

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We enjoyed visiting the place which in deed seemed pretty authentic. Especially if you happen to be staying at the Park Suites Hotel in the South-Western part of Manaus the small harbour where the boats leave is at walking distance (about 1 km), whereas the old town is pretty far away.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Seringal Vila Paraiso is in fact a film setting, but remais true to history. You can take a bus-boat from Marina do Davi - near Hotel Tropical, for R$ 9 one way. A 25 min boat trip, many stops on the way giving you the chance to see Comunidade Nossa Senhora de Fátima and other local residences, as well as experience a true way of transportation for local people and share it with them. The Marina itself is a must see! At the Seringal, a very educational guided tour for only R$ 5. After the tour you can choose either to catch a boat back or remain at the premises. Watch out for boatman lunch break if you don´t intend to stay long. Really worth it!

3  Thank BrasilOliveira
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

We visited in the Amazon dry season, when the taxi boat from Marina Davi drops you off some distance from Paraiso on a tiny dock on the bank of a river in the middle of nowhere. You have to follow a path flagged with torn bits of cloth on sticks to find the museum. Despite what you may read to the contrary about Seringal being kitchy, it is actually a very interesting place to spend a couple of hours, as the somewhat sordid history of the rubber boom and bust in Brazil is laid bare. Latex still oozes from trees, ants were used as bug repellent, and the mystery of where those thick shelled Brazil nuts come from is made plain. A great tour and well worth a half day visit.

3  Thank ajaceman
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