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Palácio Tiradentes

Homage to Brazil's anti-hero also known as The Dentist

Palácio Tiradentes

FREE

Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm

Rua Primeiro de Março, Praça XV, Arpoador

Telephone (21) 2588 1251

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Palácio Tiradentes website

On the site of the former Imperial Parliament building now stands the Tiradentes Palace, named in honour of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier aka Tiradentes (The Dentist), a political activist imprisoned in the cells below before his execution in 1792 for encouraging a rebellion against the Portuguese imperial power. The original building was demolished in 1922, paving the way for the new eclectically-styled building that was the home of the National Congress before the capital moved to Brasilia and today houses the Legislative Assembly for the State of Rio de Janeiro. A permanent exhibition to that power remains with a walk-round photographic tour, but the building on its own, with the huge central meeting chamber, is worth a look too.

16 Apr 2013.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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