Museu Nacional

Museu Nacional information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Extras Quinta da Boa Vista
+55 2562 6900
admission R$3
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

There are many interesting exhibits: dinosaur fossils, saber-toothed tiger skeletons, beautiful pieces of pre-Columbian ceramics from the littoral and high plains of Peru, a huge meteorite, hundreds of stuffed birds, mammals and fish, gruesome displays of tropical diseases, and exhibits on the peoples of Brazil.

This museum and its imperial entrance are still stately and imposing, and the view from the balcony to the royal palms is majestic. However, the weathered buildings and unkempt grounds have clearly declined since the fall of the monarchy.