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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  • Pleasant ride, should be mandatory destination for locals and visitors. We did a tour with a guide who had knowledge of grass in addition to providing cultural and historical details. Has beautiful varied species. The only thing I want to be perfect, would be the possibility to take a walk in the place without the little "tour", to appreciate, take pictures with easy. I highly recommend, need to reserve by phone in advance!
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  • I loved this tour where besides meeting wonderful plants and trees still couldn't meet more of the history of this great man. The visit is accompanied by a very nice guide that will over ride telling a little of the history of the site and your Creator.
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  • It is a pity that the site is not part of the main tourist itineraries of the city, it's fantastic! Where Burle Marx lived much of his life, still super well maintained and preserved. There you can meet the House where lived, Studio and gardens The tour lasts about 2 hours and must be scheduled in advance. The admission is $10. Worth knowing!
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