Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Niteroi

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The UFO-shaped Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi exhibits works by contemporary Brazilian and international artists. The unusually shaped structure is the brainchild of none other than famed architect Oscar Niemeyer and, with a collection of over 1,200 artworks, remains one of the largest and most significant institutions of its kind in the country. Looking from the museum's observation room you can see the bay below, the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the surrounding mountainous landscape. The museum restaurant is a great place for discussing the art over a meal or a drink. Put Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi at the forefront of your travel plans using our Niteroi planner.
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  • This is a beautiful museum to look at. Shaped like a saucer and we found a rather scenic way to get there. A mixture of ferry and Uber. There are great views that can be had from here. As for the...  more »
  • Situated in Niteroi, suburb of Rio. Interesting design and nice view of Rio de Janeiro and of some Favela  more »
  • One of the places in Rio with spectacular building structure and a good view. There is also a wonderful experience of contemporary art and a show of colours mixed with the sound of the waves as they break on the rocks below from the view in the windows of the museum. It's wonderful. However, I believe it lacks more expository art
  • The building of the museum is great and definitely worth seeing. The exhibition when we visited however was "too minimalist" to put it extremely kindly. There was basically nothing.

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