Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

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Although Museu Nacional De Belas Artes wasn’t inaugurated until the 1930s, its primarily collection dates back to the early 19th century when King John VI transferred part of the royal collection from Portugal. The museum now houses more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints that follow the art history of Brazil and of the Portuguese colonials. The building is also home to the National School of Fine Arts, which looks after the valuable artwork hanging on its walls while still using it as a tool for students. Make Museu Nacional De Belas Artes a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The building itself is impressive with large spacious rooms. There are some huge impressive paintings with scenes of the colonial past of Brazil. But also the mode...  more »
  • National Art Museum in Rio is a worth-while visit when in downtown. Get at least a couple of hours to visit the museum, enjoy the architeture of the place and the art inside.  more »
  • There is plenty to do in the Cinelandia area of Rio but if you do have 30-45 minutes spare and you have an interest in Art then this museum could be of interest. The collection is mainly of nineteenth...  more »
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  • Very cool and the best thing is: the admission is free on sundays!!!! There you can see different pieces of arts from different parts of Brazilian history! I love it and I would definitely recommend it to everyone! Enjoy it!
  • A real gem of Rio, full of exquisite arts and history, a must visit but avoid bringing big bags and nowadays you have to pay entrance.
  • Interesting museum with the main works of art by Brazilian nineteenth and early twentieth century painters. The content, however, is not as vast nor significant when compared to great museums in Europe. Nonetheless, it is worth visiting.
  • A really great museum, with historical importance, but badly conserved, particularly the modern art section.
  • Great museum to walk around and enjoy some masterworks while grasping a sent of Brazilian history.