Museums

Baroque architecture, palaces , beautiful churches and houses with secular houses are part of the beauty of the historical heritage of Maceio . Museums enshrine the stories of Alagoas capital from generation to generation.

  • Pierre Chalita Foundation – rich collection of sacred images from the 17th and 18th centuries. Square Manoel Duarte , 77 , Pajuçara
  • Theo Brandão Museum –  in Avenida da Paz, tells the story of the popular culture of Alagoas. Has the most significant collections on culture and folk of Alagoas.
  • Floriano Peixoto Palace – former seat of government, became a museum showing the rich collections of crystal, silverware and antique wooden furniture. Also houses the memorials of two worthies in Alagoas: the poet Ledo Ivo and the lexicographer Aurélio Buarque. Praça Marechal Floriano Peixoto , 517 , Centro.Palácio Marechal Floriano Peixoto
  • Geographical and Historical institute – has one of the african-Brazilian collections complete collection of the country and the famous Marajoara washer and parts of Amazonian indigenous groups. Ladeira do Brito – Rua do Sol, 382, Centro.
  • Pontes de Miranda Memorial – preserves and disseminates the work of the celebrated jurist of Alagoas Pontes de Miranda, as well as the history of the Labour Court in Alagoas. Avenida da Paz, 2076, 3º andar, Centro.
  • Sports museum – protects stories of all sports in Brazil, especially of Alagoas. Newspapers since 1920, magazines, shirts, trophies, cups, video tapes, audio and other materials that document the Alagoas sport. Avenida Siqueira Campos, Estádio Rei Pelé, Trapiche.
  • Commercial Association – houses the museums of Alagoas trade and technology of the 20th century. Rua Sá e Albuquerque, 467, Palácio do Comércio – Jaraguá.Associação Comercial de Maceió
  • Jorge de Lima House – former residence of the doctor and poet. Was restored and opened to the public. Praça Sinimbu, Centro.
  • Heritage House – Headquarters IPHAN and exhibition of the collection of master craftsmen in Alagoas and in the Northeast, Tania Maya Pedrosa. Rua Sá e Albuquerque, 157, Jaraguá.
  • Museum of Art and Sound  – has a rich collection of photographs, records, video tapes, books and other records about the history of Maceio. Praça Dois Leões, nº 275, Jaraguá.
  • Teotonio Vilela Foundation – Library and archives of Senator of amnesty, Teotônio Vilela. Av. Dr. Antônio Gouveia, S/N – Pajuçara.Fundação Teôtonio Vilela
    Also visit:
    “Casa da Arte” (Art House) in Garça Torta beach, “Museu da 2ª Guerra” (Museum of War II) in downtown, “Pinacoteca Universitária” (University Art Gallery) in downtown, “Memorial da República” (Republic Memorial) in Jaraguá and “Museu de História Natural” (Museum of Natural History) in Farol.Want to know where  to go in Maceio? Click here to meet amazing and exciting rides in the capital of Alagoas.

    Photos: Semptur

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