Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

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At the former mansion of art patron and industrialist Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, you will find a small but diverse display of modern art – formerly Ottoni's private collection, which he bequeathed to the nation. In addition to the largest known assemblage of works by Portinari, you will see paintings, drawings, and prints by Matisse, Degas, Miró, Di Cavalcanti, and Lygia Clark. The Museu Chacara do Ceu also has furniture and Brazilian maps dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and in the library there are some 8,000 art books, literature from Brazil and Europe, and important publications of early 19th century travellers including Henry Chamberlain, William Gore Ouseley, and Victor Frond. Beautiful gardens surround the building designed by architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, from which you can admire the wonderful 360-degree view of the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa and Baía de Guanabara. Make Museu Chacara do Ceu part of your personalized Rio de Janeiro itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .
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  • Among many tourist spots, this was a wonderful discovery, a perfect combination of landscape, green area, building and especially the Rico collection, the house belonged to an important patron, who had Di Cavalcanti as intimate friend. Are works of Volpi, Picasso and many others. Wonderful! Unmissable! I will be back!
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  • This House was built in a bizarre modernist style, by businessman and patron of the arts in Rio de Janeiro, Raimundo Otoni Castro Maya. This House was his permanent residence and houses to your collection of European and Brazilian painters, especially the classic watercolors of Debret which are available to visit. The garden offers spectacular views towards the Centre of the river. There is a pasagem that connects the Cháchara of heaven with the House from ruin, in whose Tower can be seen even better all the Guanabara Bay. Pity that the Museum has been robbed a few years ago and that works by Picasso and Dali are gone and never recovered.
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  • The Museum was a pleasant surprise. There was a seasonal exhibition (about the "people Insomnia" Toz), which permeated the permanent exhibition of the Museum. Besides the permanent exhibition's works and drawings of Portinari, Debret and objects from the early 20th century.
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  • Great place to take photos of both side of Rio. it is better to walk there and you can catch nice shots. By the way, you can drink beers just for 7 realis and be sure that it is the best point in rio to have drink.
  • A hidden gem of Santa Teresa, exquisite space full of elegance, creativity and peace.
  • Beautiful!
  • Interesting art deco mansion with great views on lower Rio.
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