Rio Negro Palace (Palácio Rio Negro) Tours and Activities
Built in 1903 as the home of wealthy German rubber tycoon Karl Waldemar Scholz and then auctioned off after the decline of the Rubber Boom, the Rio Negro Palace (Palácio Rio Negro) served as the state capital and governor’s residence for many years until it was converted into a cultural center in 1997.
Today, the main house and its outlying buildings contain galleries and performance spaces, including a coin museum and a fine art gallery. Visitors are free to wander the house on their own (most exhibits are marked with English explanations), but the Palace also offers free docent-led tours -- well worth it for those with an interest in Brazilian history.
Tours and Activities to Experience Rio Negro Palace (Palácio Rio Negro)
- Museu do Índio
- Indian Museum
- Church of San Sebastian (Igreja Sao Sebastiao)
- Amazon Theatre (Teatro Amazonas)
- Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market (Mercado Adolpho Lisboa)
- Manaus Palace of Justice (Palácio de Justiça)
- CIGS Zoo
- Meeting of Waters (Encontro das Aguas)
- Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)
- Manaus Botanical Gardens (MUSA - Museu da Amazonia)
- Amazon River