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CRAB - Centro de Referencia do Artesanato Brasileiro

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Excellency in the diffusion of Brazilian popular crafts in Rio de Janeiro!

At historical "Praça Tiradentes" in downtown Rio, three old and important buildings were totally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
What a treasure - must visit!

This beautifully restored building on the Praca Tiradentes is a wonderful centre for Brasilian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Praca Tiradentes 71 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20060-070, Brazil
+55 21 3380 1850
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At historical "Praça Tiradentes" in downtown Rio, three old and important buildings were totally restored and turned into this real jewel of Brazilian popular crafts: the "CRAB - Centro de Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro". Inside these buildings, galleries bring traditional crafts from all over Brazil...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifully restored building on the Praca Tiradentes is a wonderful centre for Brasilian crafts. They run workshops and events for children, have a small but good café, and a great shop. We went to see the 'Embroidered House' exhibition which was magical. If you...More

Thank Britinbaku
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Our kids loved it all and they have a fabulous gift shop. We had a little bit of a difficult time getting there but it was well worth it.

Thank jeheff7
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A favorite museum in Rio. The exhibits are fun, colorful and informative. The museum is free, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed exploring the Carnival exhibit and at the end, had a blast dressing up in carnival clothes. The textile exhibit...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The amazing building was totally restored.Each room has wonderful and exclusive hydraulic tiles.All the exhibitions are great and the museum store is a “Disney” to those which love beauty&art at fair prices!The team is very kind, the facilities are very nice and there is a...More

Thank JodoRio
Reviewed 27 December 2017

CRAB is a bit off the beaten tourist track, but worth the effort. The museum had a great collection of carnival masks and costumes on display when I visited. It gave me a sense of the great creativity that goes into the celebration. There was...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Visited CRAB for this amazing and interactive exhibit of Brazilian typical festivities' customs and musical instruments. The collection includes displays from different parts of the country. In addition to the amazing collection of outfits and musical instruments, the exhibit offers a number of interactive ways...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you are interested in beautifully crafted artisanal objects, do not miss CRAB when you visit Rio de Janeiro, a relatively new museum in Centro, ashort walk from Carioca station on the Metro. Focusing on the wealth of traditional crafts found across the entire country,...More

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful exhibition of the best of the brazilian handicraft, represented by the work of 27 brazilian states. A huge amount of works made with diferents kinds of materials and technics. Everything shown in a beautiful exhibition project.Unmissable for who is visiting Rio de Janeiro. From...More

Thank giovannucchi
Reviewed 20 June 2016

CRAB is a brand new museum in the heart of Rio. We were told about it by our host when we were staying in Paraty - and how glad we are! Beautifully laid out, with wonderful crafts from all round Brazil. And the shop sells...More

Thank lynntrick
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
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buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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