The main building houses a collection of art, focused in the influence of Netherlands in Brazil. It's a rich and beautiful collection, but for someone who knows what Portugal meant to the history and art of Brazil, it gives the idea that the Portuguese-Dutch conflict subsists.
Some of my friends who had been there before, alerted me that the exhibition gives the idea that Brennand hates the Portuguese; I will not go that far, but agree that the disdain for the Portuguese contribution in Brazil is the weakest point of the exhibition.
A fabulous collection of historical weapons, presented in a castle with a very well elaborated display. The furniture, pictures and decorative elements are very well integrated giving to the collection a softness and delicacy that smooths the aggressive character of the items, and the density of its richness.
Photo is not allowed inside, and that's my only complaint.
The Ricardo Brennand Institute is a complex of buildings, including a castle museum, a picture gallery, a library and a huge garden, dedicated to the preservation of art and culture, with special emphasis to the Dutch occupation in Brazil.
The museum contains the most important arms collection in Brazil, showcasing pocketknives, daggers, spears, lances and swords and other weapons of war and hunting from various centuries and countries.
The castle is set amid beautiful gardens with lovely lakes, sculptures and pieces of artwork.
While more likely to attract school trips and locals, stop by here to spend an afternoon if you have some time, it is recommended to get out of the city centre and enjoy the greenery for a change.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 1pm to 5pm
The good art collections spread by two buildings are surrounded by a large garden, where art also makes its appearance.
A lake and swans give life to the whole.
This is the newest cultural center of Recife, in a beutiful place, where there is always a good exposition going on