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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…
Market in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Dubbed the ‘Old Market’, this is actually part of a highly successful urban-renewal effort of several years ago. An old port building was transformed into an attractive food market where you can order anything from …
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…
Live Music in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Many of the eateries in this attractive riverfront market have evening and nighttime service, from cool beers to full meals. It's a popular and pleasant place to while away a few hours, listening to music (there's u…
Brazilian in Rio Branco

Churrascaria Triângulo

True, the ambience here is rather lacking, but if you’re famished and in the mood for meat, you're sure to leave satisfied. The rodízio is especially filling: an all-you-can-eat meat buffet where waiters pass by you…
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…
Buffet in Rio Branco

AFA Bistrô D’Amazônia

The unassuming exterior belies a fancy-pants bistro that's easily the lunch spot in town. The city’s professional classes pack in for fresh (albeit pricey) salad combinations, tender meat and fish dishes, and irresi…
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…
Cinema in Rio Branco

Cine Araujo

Large modern cinema located in a large modern shopping center 6km west of the center, showing mostly dubbed Hollywood flicks and the occasional Brazilian production. A taxi there will cost R$30, or catch the 'Shoppi…