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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  • Nice to be able to see works that appear in our books so live. You enter the Museum and feel in those art galleries, the desire is to spend hours sitting watching every frame.
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  • Fantastic Museum where you can find masterpieces like the giant frames Pedro Américo-the battle of Avaí and the first mass in Brazil of Victor Meirelles. The schedule is of Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 13:00 to 18:00. Entries cost 8.00 and 4.00 R$ R$ half. Audio guides can be hired for 8.00 R$. Free visits on Sunday. Is very close to the National Library and Municipal Theatre.
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  • I loved the Museum. Beautiful frames, large, lush, old etc the building is also very beautiful. Who is in the Centre, this Museum cannot be left out.
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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.