Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro

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These verdant green gardens are Roberto Burle Marx’s personal legacy to the city he so lovingly “painted” with plants. As you explore the 404,686 sq m (100 acres) estate, you will see more than 3,500 species, including some discovered by Marx himself, arranged with his legendary whimsical touch. You will also see the ultramodern studio where he painted, and a small restored colonial chapel dedicated to St. Anthony. Inside the perfectly preserved house, you can find his extraordinary collection of religious images and pottery from the valley of Rio Jequitinhonha, and, of course, some of his own paintings and sculptures. Despite his death in 1994, Marx’s creative force lives on and you will certainly notice this when you visit Sitio Roberto Burle Marx. Use our Rio de Janeiro vacation builder to arrange your visit to Sitio Roberto Burle Marx and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is the home and land of the famous designer. Most of his public or private gardens for patrons feature striking curved lines, native plants, and complex rhythms. However here space at home he des...  more »
  • A hidden jewel, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rio. Far from downtown Rio, the distance means nothing when you see yourself in Burle Marx home, when you realize how much he knew ...  more »
  • I went to the museum during the Olympics where it was free, I think it cost about 10 Brazilian Reals to visit, you could get lost in all of Mr Marx artwork collections and painting is an experience, h...  more »
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  • "I went with a tour group which was hovered over by an armed guard the entire time. No one was allowed to stray from the group to take pictures even in view of the armed thug. It meant we could not get pics which did not include the entire group of people in the shot. In several places we could not linger to take in the view and seemed to be rushed from one spot to another. In all my garden visiting, I have never been subjected to such heavy handed and unnecessary marshalling. I had visited previously in 2006 and had free run of the property except for interiors. With only a limited time to visit there was fully 35 minutes wasted at the front entrance. Organisation was poor and reception appalling. The authorities ought to take stock of their authoritarian policies, rethink the visitor experience and treat visitors as guests not potential criminals. For all that, the guide was very good though the information was basic and not geared to person educated in the history of gardens." I had the same experience... 😕
  • One man's dream is contribution to society. We should give respect to this man who created this. He should get more fame. Must must visit place.
  • I went with a tour group which was hovered over by an armed guard the entire time. No one was allowed to stray from the group to take pictures even in view of the armed thug. It meant we could not get pics which did not include the entire group of people in the shot. In several places we could not linger to take in the view and seemed to be rushed from one spot to another. In all my garden visiting, I have never been subjected to such heavy handed and unnecessary marshalling. I had visited previously in 2006 and had free run of the property except for interiors. With only a limited time to visit there was fully 35 minutes wasted at the front entrance. Organisation was poor and reception appalling. The authorities ought to take stock of their authoritarian policies, rethink the visitor experience and treat visitors as guests not potential criminals. For all that, the guide was very good though the information was basic and not geared to person educated in the history of gardens.
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