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:


 

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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