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The caricaturist Nair de Teffé, married President Marshal Hermes da Fonseca, used to promote evening gatherings in Catete Palace. In one, in 1914, was played the composition "Cuts-Jaca" Chiquinha Gonzaga. Was much criticised at the time, by bringing to the Government Palace, popular music originating in ordinary and second dances lascives, the conception of the social elite.

Piers in the garden

The Counselor Mayrink built a pier to dock your yacht in Praia do Flamengo, at the entrance of the Park. The wharf became the exclusive use of the Presidency of the Republic, throughout the period during which the Catete was the seat of Government until the construction of the Aterro do Flamengo, in 1960, when it was demolished.

Eagles Palace

Two iron Eagles, at the top of the building, gave the Catete Palace the nickname of Eagles Palace. They had been replaced by statues of the muses representing summer, autumn, justice, and others. In 1910, the artist Rodolfo Bernardelli carved new bronze Eagles.

Suicide of Getúlio

The President Getúlio Vargas committed suicide with a shot in the heart, in 1954, in presidential lodgings on the third floor of the Palace.

Architecture and Gardens

The Catete Palace was designed by architect Gustav Waehneldt; and the gardens by the landscape gardener Paul Villon.
Zone of the Park


The Park is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 08:00 to 18:00 h. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the gate remains closed. During the daylight, the park stays open until the 19:00 h.
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Republic Museum

Inaugurated in November 15, 1960 by President Juscelino Kubitschek, the Museum is installed in the Catete Palace, which was the seat of Government and official residence of the Presidents of the Republic until the country's capital to Brasilia.

The Museum has as its object the history of the Republic in Brazil – that is dedicated to preserving, studying, researching and disclosing. This includes the Palace itself where is installed. But the institution also has commitments to propose reflections on what happens today.

The Museum houses exhibitions – temporary and long-term – and cultural events.

The visitor has a complete picture of the history of Brazil Republic. Works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, photos, documents, furniture and objects comprise the acquis, exposed in the halls of the Palace.

Catete Palace

The Palace was built in 1858, for housing of the coffee grower Antônio Clemente Pinto, Baron of Nova Friburgo (who lived there until 1867). Later, belonged to the Great International Hotel Company and Advisor Francisco de Paula Mayrink.

The Palace became the seat of the Presidency of the Republic in April 18, 1896, during the tenure of President Prudente de Moraes.

The Catete was the scene of important political events.  Among them, the Declaration of war on Germany in 1917; and the axis in 1942. The deployment of the Cruise as new national monetary system; the hosting of Cardinal Pacelli, in 1934, the future Pope Pius XII. The death of President Afonso Pena, in 1909; and the suicide of President Getúlio Vargas, in 1954.

On the ground of the Palace there is a beautiful garden, open to the public.

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Catete Palace

In Rio, lovers of history, politics or outdoor spaces, certainly think in Catete Palace one of his favorite places. Stage of striking events of the politics of our country – the space was home to the Executive power of 1897 to 1960 –, where resided dozens of Presidents and where he killed himself Getúlio Vargas, the Palace is today a tourist attraction, bustling cultural center and home to many cariocas's backyard. What is there is no shortage of reasons to visit the Palace!

When, in 1960, Brasília became the federal capital and political center of the country, Juscelino Kubistchek retired from the activities of the Catete Palace turning it at the Museum of the Republic. Preserving the memory of this period, the Museum has an extensive collection of photos, objects, furniture, publications and works of art of the time, while providing for public visitation presidential quarters as the fourth of Getúlio Vargas and the ministerial salon, where big political decisions were made. Exhibitions, music events, lectures and workshops also have time on there, as well as a charming café and a 90-seat cinema room, which displays art films and receives important festivals. How about?

Designed by the same hands that have also signed the Candelária Church, in the Centre, the Palace of Catete, at first glance, draws attention for its neoclassical architecture facade, that borders on the sidewalks in the neighborhood of the same name. However – and it may seem – exaggeration to say that called attention is not the beautiful building, which turns the vast green area close to supporting that hides. Enhanced by beautiful gardens, the most we like to enjoy is the huge expanse of gardens, full of large trees centenaries hearts – and therefore delicious shadows-cut down by lakes, bridges and gazebos, grottoes, as well as cast iron sculptures and a beautiful Fountain. Frequently, capoeira, the bands new music scene and even circus shows-always free-fall in the graces of the beautiful gardens and packing, on many mornings and Sunday tardinhas, a loyal following, passionate and animated.

Residents of the neighborhood and various corners of the city gather, especially on weekends, to enjoy this Pearl, this small lung carioca. With huge portal that gives access to the gardens by the Flamengo Beach, the area becomes party primarily for children, who have fun on the playground or ride in intense recreational activities. Banks offer quiet shadow to read a book, talk, listen to music on headphones and think: "how beautiful this city!" Rendezvous with the family, with half of its orange, with friends or with yourself. Worth the visit!


The museum works to wed Friday of 10:0 at 16:30 h, and on weekends and holidays, from 11:0 to 17:30. The gardens run daily from 8:0 to 6:0 pm.

Garden with a stage face

Fun for free for kids this weekend in the garden of the Museum of the Republic. To 11:0 happens the Minotaur, Mosaic group, that shows its history along the path between the bandstand and the cave to tell young Agabo adventure to discover how the Minotaur. At 3:30 pm, is the time of the show the fabulous, with the eponymous group, formed by César Tavares, Marcos Camel and Fernanda Monteiro, trio devoted to the art of circus-theater, which shows the adventures of two charlatans and his partner around the world with trambicagens. The pieces will be presented days 3 and 4, 10 and 11 August.

The Festival Is All True

The biggest festival of documentaries from Latin America reaches its 18th Edition. In the full year of age, the "it's all true" presents a selection of 82 titles, from 26 countries. The festival takes place simultaneously in Rio and in São Paulo between days 4 and April 14. The cariocas can check out the sessions onOffice Moreira Salles, the CCBB, the Cinépolis Lagoon, in the Museum of the Republic and in the Auditorium BNDES. Admission is free.

Twenty productions participate in premiere world. Among them are the seven long competitors of Brazilian competition of long and medium-length films. Are they, "Serra Pelada-the legend of the Golden Mountain" by Victor Lee, "the universe", by Sally Back, "Ozualdo Candeias and Cinema" by Eugenio Puppo, "they killed my Brother," Cristiano Burlan, "in search of Iara" by Francis Frederick, "the soul of the People" by Helena Solberg and David Meyer and "Antarctica", Evaldo Mocarzel. In the category of short films will be showing movies, of which nine, five are completely unedited.

The International Retrospective of this year honors the Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov (1896-1954) and brings the audience great hits like "the camera man to film", in 1928. In Brazilian Retrospective debate revolves around "Jango and the path to 64".

Check out the full schedule.

International documentary Conference

The 13th International documentary Conference will be held at the Museum of image and sound, between 09 and April 10. The theme is the relationship between the movie and the avant-garde documentary, classic and contemporary. Among the participants are the filmmakers Alan Berliner, Nann and Susana Sousa Dias and critics Michael Renov, Patricia and Rubens Machado Rebello. There will be simultaneous translation and admission is free.

More information on the website of the festival.

Peoples Summit

The peoples Summit is in full swing in his debut day. The tents are all over the Aterro do Flamengo and run up to the June 23 day with different activities. The expectation is to receive about 18 thousand people.
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It's All True

Premier event exclusively dedicated to documentaries from South America, the project is all Truth was created in 1996 by the critic Amir Labaki.

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The hosts of Future

The City Hall of Rio, by Riotur, launched the project "Hosts of the future" with the objective of preparing children to receive millions of tourists who must arrive at Rio de Janeiro in the coming years due to major events to come.
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15 Shows of Ethnographic Film

Since November 16, Republic Museum the houses 101 documentaries, between nationals and foreigners. With debates, and conversations with some important names of ethnographic film, all activities of the Shows are free.

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River with Children

Children must play, outdoor exit, run and divetir. Rio de Janeiro Is the a town with many nice places and interesting for that.
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