Museu Casa do Pontal, Rio de Janeiro

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Situated in a leafy, verdant grove, the evocatively tropical exterior of the Museu Casa do Pontal provides an aesthetic as sumptuous as the interior. A facility specializing in Folk Art, the museum’s collection of more than 8,000 sculptures and models--mainly collated by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque-- is representative of both rural and urban Brazilian cultures. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Museu Casa do Pontal.
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  • June 25, 2017
    The Museum and a little publicized attraction but that can't be missed by any tourist who visits us. The acquis and very nice and reflects the brazilian culture with few moments of interaction. Admission is 12 real and there is a discount of 50./.para children and senior citizens. Some bilingual signage in the collection is missing, although there is info in French and English. And possible to arrive by subway to ocean and garden from brt to notre dame or recanto das garças. Brt station a uber to the Museum costs 10 reais. Ocean garden until the Museum in uber are real 40 approximately. There is a small shop with a good collection of plays and books but nothing bilingual for foreign tourists. There's a small cafeteria, too. The gardens are beautiful.
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  • April 29, 2017
    The location and the vegetation is an attraction in itself. Very pretty. The collection, with thousands of popular Brazilian handicrafts, is a gem. Worth the visit!
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  • April 26, 2017
    Museum with collection that reflects the brazilian culture. All very special. Pass repellent and appreciate each work. Enjoy getting to know, before I change my address, because the place is yummy.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Very quiet place. Good for the mind
  • August 2, 2017
    Is very interesting, if you want to meet brazilian popular art is a good place!
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  • May 10, 2017
    Popular brazilian Art Museum with local guide counting (and singing) the stories of exhibits. More than 5,000 pieces of master Vitalino and many other Northeastern artists. Has a gift shop where you can buy replicas of the exhibits at the Museum.
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  • March 7, 2017
    Simply amazing Museum! The visit set to music makes much difference, gives a special touch and makes you realize a lot of things that a joint visit would not allow. Very good collection, is a great choice of leisure for all ages, and is located in a beautiful area.
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  • June 16, 2017
    Excellent art shows and culture of Brazil.
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