Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro
(4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Excellent and complex collection of Brazilian artists, French and Italian, Renaissance and modern art, Cubism or be 19 to 20 century is purely a trip, as well as iron sculptures paintings, clay and other materials. The acquis and great.
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  • Is worth a visit for the architecture. The exhibition is fantastic and brings us back to history and reflection. Go with time to enjoy every detail. We went to subway, Carioca Station. Next to the beautiful Municipal Theatre. Not to be missed.
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  • The building looks like a Museum of the 19th century, yet it was built in 1937. What there is inside is heartbreaking. Almost nothing is first mentioned on the direction to take. Suddenly meet in a room on the first floor where there is practically nothing. We're back on our feet, we were told a gallery in which there is only bad copies of Antique sculptures. Most of the rooms were "in installation" (there doesn't yet seem to have anything in it). Finally there is a kind of entry that should be the beginning of the collection. The Museum does not exist. No test order, dates, places, painters. Kind of big mess with works by painters from second line, except 2-3 lost in the middle of this amalgam which made us lose a lot of time.
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  • Some great works on display but allow yourself time to see the gallery without being fatigued at the end of a long day of visting other museums. The place needs a café and a proper book shop. A lot of rooms seemed unused.
  • 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.
  • there was no fare. who doesnt like a free ride? well, it's more than that. very old, lovely building. only brazilian art. great paintings, very roomy. staff is nice too. pictures are allowed, no flash, though. dont miss it, enjoy.
  • Imperdível para os turistas. Todo carioca deveria conhecer.
  • Interesting, especially the 20th century art in the heart of the building.