Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • You get there by bus or tram, walk a bit and finally get to this big house. Very very interesting. I was looking for Debret drawings and found them right there. As well I found so many others I didn't...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a peaceful and contemplative hour or two. The house and garden has great style and the artwork is deeply impressive, as well as providing great insight i...  more »
  • If you're travelling by taxi ask for Parque das Ruinas and within the grounds you will also come across the Museu Chacara do Ceu. The ruin mansion has some great views and for a small fee (2 real) you...  more »
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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.
  • Interesting art deco mansion with great views on lower Rio.
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  • Location with nice views and mainly a collection of books and amazing works of art. Was this Wednesday (the Wednesday is free entry) and I highly recommend going on this site!
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