Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

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Art 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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TripAdvisor
  • There is a place many tourists know and the natives do not. Is located in the neighborhood of santa Tereza is well visited and draws attention by the bucolic House. Worth come and meet but check the days opening hours.
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  • Access to the Museum is done by the Park complex of the ruins of Santa Tereza (climb the staircase, 10 minutes following Selaron left, access before the tram station). Is a well-kept Museum, filled with works of art and with beautiful gardens. Be sure to visit the Office and admire the beauty of the central garden. The site received in 2013 Award for excellence by Tripadvisor. Is open all week and the ticket costs 2.00 R$ being the fifth free. Recommend meet!
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  • Location with a wonderful view in the city of Rio. Degraded site and note that require and outer cleaning and some reforms, too bad this culture falling apart in Rio de Janeiro
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Google
  • 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