Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro
(4.2/5 based on 160+ 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 exhibited works are amazing, the Museum is surrounded by greenery, with a nearby garden with a small lake.
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  • Small Museums with 3 floors of artworks with where it is possible to see a little of the history of the river and with access to House of Ruinasm in which there is a beautiful view of the river
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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 »
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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