Jardim do Nego, Nova Friburgo

Jardim do Nego is located in Nova Friburgo. Plan to visit Jardim do Nego and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nova Friburgo attractions using our Nova Friburgo itinerary site .
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  • Works of art, where the artist himself welcomes you and reports with emotion the history of each piece. A perfect outing in the yard of an artist, in that we can see the greatness of your work.
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  • The sculptures are phenomenal, what's not to like the site and the originality of the artist. Only one souvenir shop.
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  • Worth the ride, the sculptures are phenomenal, very well prepared. A suggestion would be to sell thumbnails.
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  • Gigantic clay sculptures covered in moss make Jardim do Nêgo in Campo do Coelho, a district of Nova Friburgo, a special place to visit. The unusual garden was created by artist Geraldo Simplício—a.k.a “Nêgo”—who lived as a hermit in the place for over 30 years. Nêgo uses the landscape’s natural formations as the inspiration and foundation for his work. He covers the clay with moss, giving each sculpture an otherworldy yet earthy vibe. The garden is a small, peaceful spot packed with larger-than-life works of art. There are currently 17 sculptures scattered throughout the place. Nêgo himself is typically present to greet visitors and chat about his work.
  • Great place and amazing to hear his stories.
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  • It was an incredible ride. You are approved by the deny that directs where the route begins. Are works of art inspired by the life of the artist carved directly in the coulees and cultivation technique of MOSS to cover the statues giving Green coloring. Very well taken care of. Has restrooms and drinking water. Has tb a mini Museum with works in clay and wood. Soon after the tour we were presented by a chat room where the artist shared with us their experiences experienced since your teen years. It was a lesson in human nature. He charges an entry for the conservation of the space and also to the works of local contention that was devastated in the rains that destroyed much of the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. Worth checking out.
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Where to stay in Nova Friburgo

As a popular tourist hotspot, Nova Friburgo boasts a wide range of boutique, midsize hotels in the city center, mainly clustered within a few blocks of the Bengalas River. These accommodations, just a short walk from the city's main streets, tend to be somewhat upscale, with onsite pools and gardens. Many feature architectural styles reminiscent of Swiss and German mountain chalets. In the hills south of the city, past Point de Saudade, you'll find more nature-oriented options and eco-lodges, which focus on comfort combined with a somewhat rustic feel. Plenty of "pousadas" also dot the area: traditional Brazilian guesthouses offering lower prices in exchange for fewer amenities.
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