Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro
(4.3/5 based on 700+ 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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  • Not surprisingly mostly a 19th century academic collection of Brazilian artists, heavily influenced by French models, but really delightful. The upstairs gallery has some enormous history panels that ...  more »
  • This is easy to get to in a beautiful square with municipal buildings on the square as well as the municipal theatre. Cinelandia is the metro stop The gallery is small and an easy visit. There is a tr...  more »
  • "A refuge", so the sort. One of the few places where one can admire the art that delights and raises our "soul". Until the works that seek to shock, bringing itself a beauty. Works of a time when technical expertise was hand in hand with the Poetics. Recommend not just a visit, but the habit of attending it to disconnect a bit of the world and educate our vision.
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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.