Attractions

Museum in Rio Branco

Museu da Borracha

The longtime Museum of Rubber was closed for renovation when we passed through, but is well-worth a second look for its fascinating history of rubber tapping in Acre. The museum's three rooms have displays ranging f…
Memorial in Rio Branco

Memorial dos Autonomistas

In its spiffy home on the main plaza, the Memorial dos Autonomistas has a permanent display on Acre’s battle for statehood, plus space for rotating art exhibits. It's also where José Guiomard dos Santos is buried; t…
Market in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Not only a great place for a meal or that late-afternoon beer, Rio Branco’s refurbished riverside Mercado Velho is a favorite spot for city-sponsored cultural events, including live music, dance performances, poetry…
Historic Building in Rio Branco

Palacio Rio Branco

Acre’s first capital building, the imposing Palacio Rio Branco is now mostly a tourist attraction. A maze of interconnected rooms contain interesting and well-done displays on prehistoric artifacts, indigenous commu…
Market in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Not only a great place for a meal or that late-afternoon beer, Rio Branco’s refurbished riverside Mercado Velho is a favorite spot for city-sponsored cultural events, including live music, dance performances, poetry…
Cathedral in Rio Branco

Cathedral

Rio Branco's main cathedral has a single soaring bell tower and a long spacious nave.