Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood of Rio is Instituto Moreira Salles, a place that not even the locals know about. A magnificent modernist banker's house turned into the namesake cultural center, it is now a temple dedicated to art and culture. The home itself portrays the brilliant 1950’s architecture of Oscar Neimeyer and the garden designed by the maestro landscaper, Roberto Burle Marx. The art collection is great and there is a famous collection of recordings and photos from Rio in the 30s. The store sells a small selection of the prints, along with books, totebags, and t-shirts. The restaurant provides various meals at great prices. The center provides information panels both in Portuguese and English. Instituto Moreira Salles is truly a perfect cultural and tranquil getaway from the city. Use our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary maker to visit Instituto Moreira Salles on your trip to Rio de Janeiro, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The House is beautiful, a project of Redig de Carvalho, a spectacle. I've seen amazing exhibitions there, the last was of Millor Fernandes. Have a good coffee. Too bad that's a quite place to reach without a car, but nothing a Uber can't fix.
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  • Beautiful place, a super cozy environment. Good exposure, good restaurant and a pleasant garden.
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  • A surprise in the middle of Rio de Janeiro, a super heritage preserved with lots of green around. Deserves a visit.
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  • Excelent venue! Tryout a brazilian modernist house, by a great architect and get also great ary exibitions. Serra. Kentridge, Loredano are some of the great artists that were displayed there.
  • My favorite museum in Rio, incredible place with many gardens and areas to sit. Expositions focus on photography
  • Incredibly beautiful place. Garden design by Roberto Burle Marx. Interesting exhibitions. A must for lovers of 1950s architecture.
  • Beautiful museum.
  • Lindo! Lugar de gente bonita!