Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro

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. Put Sitio Roberto Burle Marx and other Rio de Janeiro attractions into our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Burle Marx is unknown by many cariocas, public transport access is not easy, but drive is quiet, bucolic and contemplative. A great option for those looking to escape the obvious and enjoy a place in the middle of nature! Tip-book directly with the site the time and day of visitation. I've been a few times and all I had a great experience with the monitors accompany us during the visitation telling the story of the place, the landscaping and the Burle Marx. A great option is after the visitation continue visiting the surroundings, how to go to Barra de Guaratiba.
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  • Place of indescribable natural beauty, with exceptional plants and a garden planned to contemplate all the strength and diversity of nature. Without doubt wonderful.
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  • Wonderful place and very well taken care of. The visits are always conducted by SRBM guides knowledgeable well of it. Explanations are not decorated. Two visits per day, from Tuesday to Saturday, and it is necessary to reserve by phone in advance. A must-see program in Rio de Janeiro. For cars there is free parking inside the property. The visit, after started the hike, takes about an hour and a half.
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  • Great experience. Beautiful garden, place, buildings. Much more than I expected.
  • nice Place. lot of different Flowers. we had a good english guide..he explain all Things
  • Amazing green spaces surrounded by artworks from Brazilian artists. A great place to spend a sunny afternoon away from the chaotic city centre in Rio de Janeiro. The guarded visit refrain you from staying too long or far away from the group which was quite frustrating. Information from the guide was basic but very interesting nonetheless.
  • "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... 😕
  • Unique space where gardens and nature are overwhelming
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