Catete Palace is an urban mansion in the neighborhood of Catete.

Catete Palace is an urban mansion in the neighborhood of Catete, in Rio de Janeiro.

Meeting at 14:30h at Rio & Learn
Costs: R$ 4,30 (metro) + R$ 6,00 (Museum Ticket)

The Catete Palace is an urban mansion in the neighborhood of Catete, in Rio de Janeiro. The property stretches from Rua do Catete to Flamengo Beach. Construction began in 1858 and ended in 1867. From 1894 to 1960, it was Brazil’s presidential palace and the place where Getúlio Vargas committed suicide. It is now home to the Museum of the Republic, and a theater; the Catete metro station is adjacent to the landmark.

Different stories in Catete Palace

Fun and Português at Palácio do Catete.

Fun and Portuguese at Palácio do Catete.

Many different stories are told about this palace, especially concerning the death of Getúlio Vargas which still holds some mysteries. However, the undeniable truth is that it is a very beautiful site with nice architecture, where people can learn a lot about Brazil and its transition from a monarchy to a republic. It is a fantastic combination of nature and architecture in an urban setting.

In this activity we will walk through the quiet and charming park in front of the Palace, and work our way towards the inside of the building. It is a nice place to relax, talk, practice our Portuguese, enjoy the company of our colleagues, all while visiting the last presidential palace in Rio de Janeiro. How about we go and see this wonderful place? Come with us and enjoy another interesting and historical landmark in Rio de Janeiro with our RioLIVE! Activity.

See here our last visits to Parque do Catete:

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

 

Catete Palace. Portuguese students relaxing and speaking Portuguese in Catete Park.

Catete Palace. Portuguese students relaxing and speaking Portuguese in Catete Park.

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