Paço do Frevo
Paço do Frevo
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Paço do Frevo is a cultural resource center that gathers actions, projects and activities to enhance, protect, promote and convey frevo, a leading national tradition, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Paço do Frevo is a public space for the diffusion, research, leisure, formation and support of frevo's music and dance, with the goal of spreading its practice through the future generations. It's a place to contemplate, study, create and experiment. We have built a popular and democratic environment where people can meet, learn, and discover the energy and vitality of frevo, an artistic expression that aggregates both the collective momentum and personal transgression. In this renovated building that combines preservation and modernization, you will find a whirlwind of images and emotions. A state of mind. A rich, complex and dynamic system of artistic expressions, traditions and crafts related to the Pernambuco and Brazilian popular celebrations.
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Mar W
Breda Noord-Brabant, Netherlands33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
nice place to visit in order to get a better view and historical understanding about this area's carnival
Written 17 October 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
When the word "Frevo" is mentioned in Brazil, one immediately thinks about Recife! This beautiful town is the birthplace of "Frevo", a very traditional Brazilian style of music and dance, mostly heard and seen during Carnival festivities. And Recife created, at the former premises of the "British Western Telegraph Company" (a neo classic building dated of 1908), the "Paço do Frevo": a museum envisaged to protect and promote this Unesco's appointed "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". It is a beautiful museum, with a creative and colorful scenography, and a must-see at any visit to Recife. But I think it may be more interesting for Brazilians, that grew up hearing "Frevo" and watching (or even practicing) its quite difficult and acrobatic choreography. There are scheduled rehearsals, when dancers and musicians are performing live their incredible art! Check schedules before going. "Paço do Frevo" honors an important segment of Brazilian traditional culture! Enjoy!
Written 30 October 2018
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
On Rua da Guia, off Praça do Arsenal, is the building called 'Paço do Frevo', thus Palace of the Frevo. Outside the big town house, not really a palace, is written on an information board, that this was built in 1901 as office of the 'Western Telegraph Company', now defunct.

Now this building serves as a museum for the 'Frevo', that distinct musical and dance style of Pernambuco, especially connected to the well known carnival in Recife and Olinda.
Written 25 October 2018
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Christine F
152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Well laid out and attractive display. Nice café. Some English speaking staff on hand to translate. However, there isn't that much to see in the museum itself to make it worthwhile you need to go at a time when there is a music or dance rehearsal to watch so try to find out the schedules before going.
Written 20 January 2018
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Ruth20904
Colesville, MD365 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Experience was very limited. The musical displays about different periods of music was very had to read - and there was so much it was overwhelming. On the 3rd floor there was a man giving a dance demonstration which was interesting. The permed ant exhibit was pictures, banners from carnival and word definitions. Wanted a better understanding of Brazilian music and dance, but will have to do research on the internet.
Written 18 June 2017
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kr_texas
Bryan, TX41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Business
Three floors of content. 1st floor requires a lot of reading, 2nd and 3rd floors are more visual. Wish there had been more audio and video samples of all the historical figures and works presented on 1st floor.
Written 10 November 2016
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Natália
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Amazing museum about frevo (type of music/dance) and carnaval. The museum is very beautiful and the view from the highest floor is also amazing.
Written 29 August 2016
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thassio
Rio de Janeiro, RJ154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
this unique place not only tells you the story of brazilian dance and music style called "Frevo" but more important, it leads you through the importance of spontaneous popular manifestations of art and culture and shows you how it continuously changes, creating new forms of art. it's an amazing statement on how we should value the arts and amusements that rise from the streets, from unpolished people, from the melting pots and mixing environments that are often neglected by those who only appreciate "high culture" or "educated arts"... Frevo, samba, jazz and even rock were born "tainted" as degenerate and are now appreciated worldwide! :-)
Written 24 April 2016
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Sylvia A
75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Very interesting intro to Frevo and it's story. The top floor is all surrounded by windows and the view is very nice. Try to go when they are have rehearsals so you can hear some live frevo!
Written 14 March 2016
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peterww2013
Rotterdam, The Netherlands391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
When you think Frevo you hear the typical music of the Nordest in your ears. However with this is also the glamour of Frevo schools and Bloco de Frevo that play the music and show their extravagant robes. None of this in the Paco do Frevo - just some older versions of the 'Estandarte' can be seen on the third floor.
Written 20 February 2016
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