Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro

(4.7/5 based on 900+ 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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  • I visited the Modernidades fotográficas exhibit with the guide Rafael, who was great! The grounds were also worth some time. 
  • Has own parking and always has great shows! Clean, organized, has small shop and cafeteria of great level!
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  • Beautiful place integrated with nature in architecture of the years 50-60 and exhibitions chosen with care by the Trustees
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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!