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These Smurf-Blue Boxes House a Brazilian Alcohol Museum

The museum is devoted entirely to Cachaça.

The city of Salinas, Brazil, now has a Smurf-blue museum devoted entirely Cachaça, one of the most popular distilled spirits in Brazil, known as abre-coração (heart-opener), água-benta (holy water), and bafo-de-tigre (tiger breath), among other colorful nicknames. Architect Jô Vasconcellos designed the space, stretching a field of bright color across straight-lined, boxy volumes in a manner that should be familiar to any fan of Luis Barragán.

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