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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  • This is a museum that is reminiscent of a miniature version of the Louvre. Its galleries are very similar and there are several very large paintings of famous battles between Brazil and Paraguay. One ...  more »
  • The National Museum has a good collection to be known. More than that, and in conjunction with the buildings surrounding (Municipal Theatre, Bibliotheca Nacional), the Museum is a stunning building with typical European architecture. Enjoy and experience the Cultural Box that have interesting displays and is very close, as well as the Federal Justice Cultural Center.
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  • I confess that I entered in the Museum of fine arts, because he had gone to visit the Teatro Municipal, however this was no visitation at the moment, but it was a pleasant surprise. The fee to visit is symbolic, anyway if you're a teacher can present a voucher and pay only half the value. On the second floor there are several galleries with several interesting exhibitions and along the corridors, a collection of statues and plaster busts of historical works. On the third floor is the exhibition that really caught my attention with beautiful historic and sacred works, all this not to mention the beautiful building and maintained fairly. Really worth to check!
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  • A highly enjoyable building. A lot of colonial stuff. Antiquities replica (basically rubbish). Some representative, modern Brazilian paintings. Worth an hour. No more.
  • 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.

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