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Museums In Recife

The Museu do Homem do Nordeste (Northeastern Man Museum) rooms exposes a big heap with pieces which shows the pernambucana culture from the three main themes: sugar plantation circle, northeast lifestyle and religious and folkloric manifestations.

Museums in Recife

Gilberto Freyre.

The Oficina de Cerâmica Francisco Brennand (Francisco Brennand Ceramic Shop) exhibits expositions of one of the most important names of the Pernambuco contemporary sculpture. The Ricardo Brennand Institute, settled on a building of medieval style, has a heap which includes pieces of the Dutches command period in Recife, besides of white weapons and armors.

You can also can visit the house where the sociologist Gilberto Freyre lived, which is now the base of Foundation with his name. The Forte das Cinco Pontas (Five Edges Fort), which really has only four edges, keeps the Museu da Cidade (City's Museum).

Museums in Recife.

Northeastern Man Museum

The broad collection describes Pernambuco culture starting from three main themes: the sugar-cane production cycle, the northeastern man"s life style and the folkloric and religious manifestations.

Ricardo Brennand Institute

Set up in a building that reproduces a medieval style, it has a collection of pieces from the Dutch domination period in Recife, as well as daggers and armors.

Francisco Brennand Ceramic Shop

Francisco Brennand, one of the most important names in contemporary sculptures in Brazil, displays his ceramic works in enormous open sheds, between monuments and gardens. It is set in an old brick factory that belonged to the sculptor's family.

Gilberto Freyre Foundation

The farm house, from the 18th century, was Gilberto Freyre"s old residence. Artworks, arts and crafts, book collections and objects that belonged to the Pernambuco writer and sociologist are displayed there.

Recife City Museum

Set up in a room in Cinco Pontas Fort, it shows pictures, reproductions of old paintings and objects that describe Recife since the period of Dutch rule.

Churches in Recife.

Capela Dourada, one of the most beautiful of the country, was constructed between the XVIII and XIX centuries and has a rich altar in covered with gold cut and wonderful roof pictures. It's linked to a suite of buildings lifted up by a Franciscan, and also has the Convento (Convent) which shows off glazed tile panels with religious aspects, and the Museu Franciscano de Arte Sacra (Sacred Art Franciscan Museum), with a wonderful images and religious objects heap.

It also should be detached Matriz de Santo Antônio (Santo Antônio Matrix), the Basílica de N.S. do Carmo (N.S. do Carmo Basilica) and the N.S. do Rosário dos Pretos, all of that from the XVIII century, among many other Recife's churches, that exhibits baroque style architecture and decoration.

Our Lady of Carmo Basilica and Convent

It was built at the end of the 18th century. Its baroque style has an altar with gold engravings and crowns of gold and precious stones. One of the rooms is covered with Portuguese titles. It opens daily for visitation: from Monday thru Friday, from 7AM to 7PM; on Saturdays from 7AM to 12PM; and on Sundays, from 8AM to 12PM and from 6PM to 9 PM.

Golden Chapel

This is one of the most beautiful baroque style churches in the country. Built between the 18th and 19th century, it displays an altar with gold covered engravings and beautiful paintings on the ceiling. It is integrated to a complex of buildings erected by the Franciscans, and it also has a convent, with religious tiled panels and the Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art, with a collection of images and sacred objects. It is open for visitation from Monday thru Friday, from 8AM to 11:30AM and from 2PM to 5PM. On Saturdays it is open from 8AM to 11:30AM.

Saint Peter of Clerics Cathedral

Built in 1782, it is a replica of the Great Santa Maria Sanctuary in Rome. Its altar is made of rosewood and the pulpit is engraved in gold. The main chapel"s wooden ceiling is sculpted with Saint Peters weapons and the image of the Twelve Apostles and the 4 evangelists. It is located on Saint Peter Square, a charming square that gathers some historical constructions.

Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black Men

The church was erected by slaves in the 18th century, with its main wooden altar engraved in gold. The lateral altars display images from the 18th century. It is located in the Santo Antonio district, on Rua Estreita do Rosário. Its opening hours are from Monday thru Friday, from 9AM to 1:30PM and from 2:30PM to 6PM, and on Saturdays from 8AM to 12PM.

Holy Sacrament (Saint Anthony Mother Church)

It is a baroque style church, from 1790, also known as Saint Anthony Mother Church, who is its patron. The interior is decorated with an enormous crystal chandelier and images of Saint Anthony and Saint Sebastian. It is located on Praça da Independência, in the Santo Antonio district. It opens daily from 7AM to 12PM and from 2PM to 6PM.


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