Embaixada de Pernambuco - Bonecos Gigantes de Olinda, Recife

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Year-round, you can see one of Recife and Olinda’s oldest carnival traditions housed at Embaixada de Pernambuco - Bonecos Gigantes de Olinda. Located in old Recife, the giant dolls--with an average height of 4 m (13 ft)--are a new generation of puppets and among the famous personalities represented you see Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Michael Jackson. A guide will talk you through the making and manipulation of the puppets as you examine the amazing craftsmanship up close. There is also a box of costumes, allowing you to dress up as your favorite doll and pose for photographs. Plan to visit Embaixada de Pernambuco - Bonecos Gigantes de Olinda and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Recife attractions using our Recife trip builder tool.
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  • Large dolls of famous that people wear on their heads for carnival. Interesting with a tour guide who can explain the cultural history. 
    Large dolls of famous that people wear on their heads for carnival. Interesting with a tour guide who can explain the cultural history.  more »
  • Private museum brings part of mega carnival blocks of Olinda. Also, folkloric characters from Pernambuco, and others such as the frevo dancer, the couple from king and queen of maracatu, the... 
    Private museum brings part of mega carnival blocks of Olinda. Also, folkloric characters from Pernambuco, and others such as the frevo dancer, the couple from king and queen of maracatu, the...  more »
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  • This is a great place for cultural appreciation of Brazilian art and history. It's not very big but a nice place to visit if you have the time. You may be surprised of who you might recognize.
  • If you’re into Brazilian current events and love carnival, then I gather that you’ll love this. If neither is the case, you’ll most likely regret paying the entry fee. Truth in advertising would have meant explaining to potential customers that it’s only one room.

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