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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  • A very rich collection that is able to raise all our emotions in the face of such beauty and art. Recommend!!!
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  • We went to a show and this was an excellent excuse to rediscover this museum. The Museum of fine arts near the National Library and the Municipal Theatre, two treasures of national culture. When visiting this part of downtown Rio de Janeiro, take the comfortable shoes and separate a good time. You will need. The collections are very interesting and most of the time, there are exhibitions to be seen. good for kids and adults of all ages. Created in 1937, currently has a interactive project for people to see better through touch.
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  • There are many, many years I step in front of the Museum and never thought of in. So many lost years. Is an amazing place, where you can absorb a lot of culture and enjoy amazing works. The price of admission is inviting. Well worth the visit!
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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.