The Historical Center of Manaus offers several options for tourist visits, both for those who live in the city, and for those who are passing through. The Amazonas Theater, the Palace of Justice and the Rio Negro Palace are buildings that breathe history and take the visitor on a journey through the 342 years of the capital of Amazonas.
The Palacete Provincial, restored in 2009, has been for more than a hundred years the Military Police of Amazonas, and currently houses five museums under the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Culture (SEC), receiving about 3 thousand visitors per month . Considered a patrimony listed together with Heliodoro Balbi Square and the Dom Pedro II Amazonian College, the site is under the special protection of the Permanent Commission for the Defense of Historic and Artistic Heritage, in accordance with Resolution No. 01/80, homologated by Dec. No. 4,817 of December 6, 1980.
The G1 visited the place and presents a tour inside each sector of the Palacete Provincial, including sectors that are not open to visitation.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION ROOM JOZÉ BERNARDO MICHILLES
Office mounted in 2007 that houses documents, photos and reports on the restoration of the building, completed in 2009. Tools used in the work can also be checked in the room, in addition to a video that shows portions of the restoration.
PINK OF THE STATE OF AMAZONAS
Throughout two halls, more than 200 works of art are displayed in the Pinacoteca. The site has a collection of approximately one thousand works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings, produced by about 300 Amazonian, Brazilian and foreign artists. The collection features Brazilian artistic production from the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on works by regional artists.
MUSEUM OF THE IMAGE AND SOUND OF AMAZONAS (MISAM)
It has a great phonographic collection, with works of cinema, photography, music, television, radio, magazines and others, organized in museological, iconographic, bibliographic, archival, audiovisual and multimedia content. All content on the site can be accessed after a visitor's registration, which is also entitled to half an hour of free internet access.
ROOM OF ARCHEOLOGY
Archaeological fragments found in the Amazon Region are exposed in this room. The exhibition also features a statuette of archaeological furniture art, carved and polished in a single block of soapstone, similar to soapstone, showing a figure with human and animal characteristics that is associated with the Tapajônica culture. In the exhibition it is also possible to know the forms of burial of some indigenous peoples, as well as their respective meanings.
EXHIBITION SCULPTURES OF THE WORLD
Room where is exposed a collection of replicas of sculptures of the museums of France, signaling the periods of Prehistory, Egypt, Ancient Greece, Renaissance and works of the XVII and XVIII centuries and Modernism.
Museum that portrays the history of the Military Corporation of the State of Amazonas, with original furniture of the time, in addition to an integrated archive, with individual records books of the members of the corporation, besides armaments, uniforms, armor and equipment used by the Fire Department. In the exhibition 'Flagrante da História', the visitor can view videos of festive events and listen to the sound of some armaments.
MUSEUM OF NUMISMATICS BERNARDO RAMOS
Room with valuable collections of coins from Ancient Greece, Roman Empire, Brazilian coins in its periods of Cologne, Empire and Republic, in addition to ballots, medals and decorations. In a room to the side, is a temporary exhibition a collection of coins of China with its events and historical importance.
In the basement of the Palacete Provincial are the original cells used by the Military Police Command to arrest offenders in the vicinity of the Center. The cells draw attention because it has housed up to 7 people in a tiny space.
A space that is not open to all visits, it is the place of recovery of works that, after being restored, will become part of the collections and the various exhibitions in the museums of the Palacete.
The Palacete Provincial operates from 9am to 5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9am to 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 4pm to 8pm on Sundays, and is closed on Mondays to maintain the building.