Museu Chacara do Ceu, Rio de Janeiro

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At the former mansion of art patron and industrialist Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, you will find a small but diverse display of modern art – formerly Ottoni's private collection, which he bequeathed to the nation. In addition to the largest known assemblage of works by Portinari, you will see paintings, drawings, and prints by Matisse, Degas, Miró, Di Cavalcanti, and Lygia Clark. The Museu Chacara do Ceu also has furniture and Brazilian maps dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and in the library there are some 8,000 art books, literature from Brazil and Europe, and important publications of early 19th century travellers including Henry Chamberlain, William Gore Ouseley, and Victor Frond. Beautiful gardens surround the building designed by architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, from which you can admire the wonderful 360-degree view of the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa and Baía de Guanabara. Make Museu Chacara do Ceu part of your personalized Rio de Janeiro itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
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  • When we visited this attraction we went in search of a Museum and what we found was the residence of Mr. Castro Maya turned into a museum in a beautiful park next to the great ruins of the house at... 
    When we visited this attraction we went in search of a Museum and what we found was the residence of Mr. Castro Maya turned into a museum in a beautiful park next to the great ruins of the house at...  more »
  • Very nice, diverse art collection in a beautiful setting. Some kid-friendly elements/interactive art. Nice to visit along with Parque das Ruinas. 
    Very nice, diverse art collection in a beautiful setting. Some kid-friendly elements/interactive art. Nice to visit along with Parque das Ruinas.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum with some astonishing pieces (one Courbet), a beautiful garden with a magnificent view over Central, and a very quiet afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • The place is great, but the employees are extremely rude and definitely not prepared to deal with tourists

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