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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  • Wonderful place, the collection left by Castro Maya is great. Architecture of the House/Museum is beautiful. And of course the garden and view of the Guanabara Bay are unique. Worth every minute.
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  • The Chácara do Céu Museum is very cool. A house turned into a Museum, with small but very beautiful collection. There are beautiful and also Debrets Portinaris. The gardens are very pretty and the willingness to make a picnic. Next door is the Park of the ruins. Is a cultural itinerary a must in Santa Teresa.
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  • The Chácara do Céu Museum is in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. We went to cable car, the starting point is behind the Cathedral, we go down to the last point and continued down the street, we pass a good time watching the exhibition at the Chácara do Céu, swingby of the Maya, who is also a Museum and accessible by the Chácara do Céu ... We descend down the Seralon staircase reaching Arcos da Lapa.
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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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  • We arrived at 16:40 and although the site and the entry indicate the closing time at 5:00 pm was not allowed to enter us. Very frustrating travel from afar, make a schedule and be barred at the entrance.
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