Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro

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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. Arrange to visit Instituto Moreira Salles and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary builder site .
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  • Do you want to have a breakfast in a beautiful and peaceful place? And even enjoy exhibitions? Go to the Garden Emporium inside the Instituto Moreira Salles. Wonderful buffet!
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  • Is a great find in Rio. The facilities are excellent and the space is beautiful, but the surroundings of the Institute inspires care for obvious reasons of security. Avoid going too for the end of the day and stop far from the main gate.
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  • When we in the 36 degree heat arrived after a good trip up the hill/mountain, it was wonderful to get inside in air-conditioned spaces. swallow Coffee with accessories straight after a nice Museum cafe was just what we could need. Server no very helpful with the gluten-free and lactose-free on the good menu. -Even the Museum was built very modern and it fitted perfectly to the photographs and drawings. Seen with Danish eyes got one eye to be in Brazil had a slightly different view of Stalin, Hitler, Churchill, Musolino and Göring. The lines in the drawings were very good. Don't forget the small compact park in the lovely Garvia.
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  • Not so popular among tourists but a must-see if you are looking for some peace and quiet. There is a nice small café with some options for breakfast and lunch but service can be rather slow on crowded days and weekends. Don't miss the permanent exhibition with historical photos of the city.
  • Its free. Its beautiful. Its awesome. Go there and enjoy an afternoon.
  • Absolutely charming. The actual place where the Moreira Salles family lived. The architecture is great. And all exhibitions, mostly photography, are very good. If you need a rest try the cafeteria.
  • Breath taking place full of elegance, peace and culture! Not very easy access but it is worth a visit. There is a car park, taxi would not be too expensive or you can try walking from Jardim Botanico (more bus options) or even go cycling but there are hills on your way and hazards since drivers in in Rio are most reckless. The space offers: a visit to the house in itself which was built and designed by the wishes of the Banker Moreira Salles, exhibitions, mainly photograph but poetry too, cinema and the surrounding are very beautiful. They have a nice bookstore and a nice restaurant - be patient, service was very slow. And it is not cheap, this place is at the heart of the most expensive square metres of Rio!
  • Beautiful place, and the Otto Stupakoff exhibit I saw was amazing. Also nice to have a coffee in the café which is run by the proprietor of Empório Jardim.

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