Ricardo Brennand Institute Ricardo Brennand Institute

Hosted in a medieval style architecture complex, the site is recomended for the whole family.

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The Ricardo Brennand Institute is a Brazilian cultural complex in Recife, capital of Pernambuco. Founded in 2002 by a collector and entrepeneur from Pernambuco, Ricardo Brannand, the complex has na armory Museum, a library, a pinacotheca and also a park with na immense green area, ideal for a peaceful walking with the family.

Inside a castle, the armory museum has the largest collection of cold weapons in the world, with more than 3,000 items. The library has a collection with more than 20,000 items, such as books, vynil records, photographs, iconographic albuns and rare works, all approaching the Brazilian colonial era.

The pinacotheca is large enough to host two diferent exhibition simutaniously and has high technology equipment. Beside the exhibition hall, there is na auditorium, restrooms, a store, a cafeteria, a library and an event hall.

You must take this trip back to the past

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 1pm – 5pm.

Full priced ticket: R$25.00

Half priced tiket: R$12.00 (people with disabilities, students, teachers, seniors - ID)

Scheduled school groups: R$8.00

Free admission: children under 7 years of age

Duration of the Visit
4 hours
+ 55 (81) 2121-0352/0365
More Info
Official website


Alameda Antônio Brennand, s/n – São João, Recife, Pernambuco

The best way to go to the Ricardo Brennand Institute isby taxi. Check fares and look for a service provider.

A good option to go to the Institute is by renting a car.

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