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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  • Always with excellent exhibitions, the Cultural Centre also has a Cinema room excellent and a super nice Bistro.
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  • Installed in house designed by Olavo Redig de Campos, with gardens of Burle Max, was the residence of banker and Ambassador which gives its name to the Institute. Only by architectural aspects already deserves a visit. Has huge photographic collection plus temporary thematic exhibitions, always of great quality. Free admission, cosy restaurant, attentive staff, private parking (also free) and wide accessibility for people with disabilities make up an irresistible attraction for lovers of culture.
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  • Pleasant location, surrounded by the gardens of Burle Marx brings an air of romanticism irresistible. Some exhibitions in the House completes the climate Cult.
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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!