Just a Little of Ducks and Brazilian History

Students at Catete, Rio de Janeiro

On Wednesday Professora Maria Rita led the RioLIVE trip to tour Catete Palace, a historically important mansion in Rio. The former presidential palace now hosts the national Museum of the Republic. During the visit, the students learned about the political development of Brazil as well as gaining insights into the lifestyle and history of Rio’s ruling class. Brazilian students that work part time at the museum provided interesting insights into the buildings history and architecture, including many of the art and furniture which have been preserved just as they were in the past. The bedroom of Getúlio Vargas is preserved exactly as it was when he died in 1954. After touring the museum, the group explored the beautiful adjacent garden, an urban green space with a wide variety of plants and animals. The afternoon was educational and also provided ample opportunities to practice listening, reading, and speaking Portuguese.

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Students at a museum in Catete, Rio de Janeiro

On Wednesday we had such a great afternoon around Catete. To make everything better, the beautiful Carioca sky said hello to us by showing up with a strong blue this day. We enjoyed it by visiting the Palacio do Catete, which nowadays keeps a museum about the history of republic in Brazil, and we explored the beautiful garden that’s just by its side. Our students had the opportunity to interact with brazilians around the museum and saw ducks with funny hair in the garden.

Students at a museum in Catete, Rio de Janeiro

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See here our last visits to Parque do Catete:

May 2023February 2023January 2023
December 2022October 2022September 2022August 2022
July 2022June 2022April 2022February 2022
 November 2021 February 2020January 2020 December 2019
 August 2019 July 2019April 2019 December 2018
April 2018January 2018November 2017October 2017
June 2017February 2017January 2017December 2016
September 2016July 2016March 2016December 2015
October 2015September 2015July 2015May 2015
January 2015December 2014Novembro 2014Outubro 2014
Setembro 2014Março 2014Janeiro 2014Julho 2013

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