Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • The location is beautiful, very inspiring for those who enjoy gardening or landscaping. Only if you can login to the site by appointment, to visit is guided, can not be walking alone;
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  • to tours. There is a bus stop in front of the entrance. The walk is quiet and beautiful, however you need to book in advance the ride, because demand is usually great.
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