Catete Palace, the former presidential palace (1894-1960), now hosts the Republic Museum which explores Brazil’s fight for independence from Portugal. See the grand interiors, ceiling murals, art gallery, and gardens. One of the main attractions is the preserved bedroom on the third floor, where President Getúlio Vargas committed suicide in 1954. The palace theatre occasionally shows free movies.
Rua do Catete, 153 - Catete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3235-3693
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