The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils.

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...dicated guide, ride in a private vehicle to Museu de Arte do Rio, Museu do Amanhã and the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes.

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Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils..

The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils.


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About Museu Nacional

 Quinta da Boa Vista, s/nº, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro

 +55 21 2562-6900

 www.museunacional.ufrj.br

Museu Nacional and Nearby Sights on Map

Rio de Janeiro Zoo

If you won't be making it to the Amazon or the Pantanal, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is a good place to see some of Brazil's more exotic creatures as well as species from around the world

Maracanã Stadium

Once the world's highest capacity football venue, it was able to hold nearly 200,000 people

Museum of the First Reign

The Museu do Primeiro Reinado or Museum of the First Reign is dedicated to the reign of Emperor Pedro I (1822-1831)

Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences

Also has an observatory

Musical sidewalks of Vila Isabel

The mosaic sidewalks along Boulevard 28 de Setembro between Praça Maracanã and Praça Barão de Drummond are musical staves

Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai

Site of the famous Rio Carnival parades, the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is a 700 metre long street flanked by grandstands and VIP boxes

Praça da República

The Praca de Republica in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is near the place where Brazil was proclaimed as a Republic in 1889

São Francisco da Penitência Church

Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues

Petrobras Headquarters

The headquarters of the federal oil company is an interesting piece of Brutalist architecture by Roberto Luís Gandolfi, soaring 108 metres into the sky

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian