Museum of Contemporary Art, Niteroi

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The UFO-shaped Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits works by contemporary Brazilian and international artists. The unusually shaped structure is the brainchild of none other than famed architect Oscar Niemeyer and, with a collection of over 1,200 artworks, remains one of the largest and most significant institutions of its kind in the country. Looking from the museum's observation room you can see the bay below, the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the surrounding mountainous landscape. The museum restaurant is a great place for discussing the art over a meal or a drink. Put Museum of Contemporary Art at the forefront of your travel plans using our Niteroi travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Location with a beautiful view of the city and wonderful architecture. Rio de Janeiro continues beautiful!
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  • August 13, 2017
    A work of art, a beautiful place to take pictures, beautiful view of Guanabara Bay. Anyone visiting Niterói cannot look upon the Museum of contemporary art.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Excellent viewpoint with views of Niterói and Rio de Janeiro, where the flying disk format is the brand name of Oscar Niemeyer. But in terms of Museum is 0 note, a room with very poor acquis. Wheelchair access very slow
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  • August 4, 2017
    Beautifully designed building. Amazing concept. Easy to get to and can see Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer from this place
  • June 26, 2017
    Another Oscar Niemeyer's master piece! Beautiful architecture! But the inside is not so big and there is not that many art pieces.
  • April 18, 2017
    An amazing place! The view is incredible! I paid for the tickets R$12 to visit the art exhibition! Worth it!
  • June 28, 2017
    It's an Oscar Niemeyer. Ignore all that you may see inside - no one cares. Revel in the exterior.
  • March 21, 2017
    The architecture for itself is worth the trip. The contemporary art selection I was confronted with as I visited was well contextualized and can transport one to deep reflexion.

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You'll find a good selection of accommodations throughout Niteroi, with the most popular hotels located on the peninsula in close proximity to the main museums. Luxury and chain hotels make up most of the selection in this attractive location, with some rooms offering picturesque views across the bay. Head farther from the water to find the city's more economical lodgings, where hostels and pousadas (guesthouses) tucked into small side streets offer good options for budget-conscious travelers.
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