Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 150+ 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 Villa is beautiful, green space and a beautiful view. Now it's a little tiring as it has many climbs. Is near the Park of the ruins and is a good option to do both on the same day.
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  • A beautiful place, first by is in Santa Teresa, take the tram ride, know the neighborhood and arrives at the Museum. Many original books of first editions, such as José de Alencar, Machado Guimarães among others, many aesthetic works is impressive, 18th-century furniture, and the aesthetics of the interior and the exterior of the Museum is very striking. Needless to talk about the amount of information that has a lot of cool thing to learn, a place of much inspiration, works from multiple locations, ranging from paintings to statues. You can't help but know a place so beautiful and pleasant. Not to miss, has seen both inside the Museum (on the top floor) and from the outside, you can see much of the city from up there, the hint!
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  • 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...  read more »
  • Interesting art deco mansion with great views on lower Rio.
  • Lugar bonito, R$ 2 a entrada.
  • Passeio imperdível
  • O lugar é bem bonito e característico, no entanto parece meio carente de cuidados. Não tem muita variedade de coisa pra ver além de algumas obras de arte e a construção em si. Dica: É bacana passar aqui depois do Parque em Ruínas, por exemplo, e fazer um piquenique. É bem silencioso e ótimo pra quem quer praticar fotografia de construções.
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