Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

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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. Make Museu Chacara do Ceu part of your personalized Rio de Janeiro itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .
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  • I love the space and the exhibition of the artist Toz (Tomaz Viana). Fantastic! I advise you to visit! And with the Park of the ruins just beside.
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  • Enjoy the visit in the region of Santa Teresa to go to the Museum and see some of the history of brazilian art. This museum is connected to the Park of the ruins that must also be visited.
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  • Fantastic Museum with unique and works with one of the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, well worth the price.
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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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