Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

(4.2/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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. For Museu Chacara do Ceu and beyond, use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Rio de Janeiro vacation.
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  • The surprise Museum by works, by your history and location-comparaveis works the great museums of the world.
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  • The Chácara do Céu Museum is lovely, former residence of Castro Maya, which over the years has put together a collection of modern art There are works of art, exhibitions and a wonderful garden. Admission is R$ 2.00 per person.
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  • The Museum is easily accessible with easy parking. Is next to the Park of the Ruins, hence the two attractions can be visited on the same day. The Museum is small, well ventilated and has a number of works of art that are conspicuous by their quantity but not quality. The visitor must evaluate each work and analyze it with wander and check who are the authors. Will be amazed at the amount of great masters of brazilian art exposed there. Security sites are very helpful. It's worth it.
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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 vista é sensacional
  • Interesting art deco mansion with great views on lower Rio.
  • [ENG BELOW] Uma bela mansão no topo de Santa Tereza. Antes ocupada pela rica familia Ottoni Maya, hoje é um museu com a coleção de artes da família. Um belo exemplar de arquitetura modernista. A beautifil mansion on top of Santa Tereza. Previous inhabited by wealthy Ottoni Maya, it curently hosts a museum that displays the family's art collection. A beautiful example of modernist architecture
  • Bom recomendo