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Address: SCS Lote 2 | Eixo Monumental, Brasilia, Federal District 70310-000, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 3325-5220
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Small museum with interesting exhibits

At the time of our visit, only a small portion of the main floor was open plus an exhibit on the second floor. Was a quick but interesting visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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39 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big space with little to show. There is some art but not something befitting a country as vast and varied as Brazil.

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

At the time of our visit, only a small portion of the main floor was open plus an exhibit on the second floor. Was a quick but interesting visit.

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Paris, France
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79 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It looks like a UFO and in my opinion it's not Niemeyer's best work especially since it's next door to Catedral Metropolitana, his masterpiece. Museum is a misnomer since there's no permanent collection and is closed in between art shows...

1 Thank Bernard B
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I think they just painted the inside because there was hardly anything in there. Just a few boring looking prints in some low budget looking frames. I have a feeling even with a full display, this place has not much to show. Hard to believe it's called a national museum. Brazil, you can do better!

Thank Planecover
Los Angeles, California
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

For what Brasilia has to offer, they have done really injustice to Niemeyer's architecture by putting really poor quality stuff in a national museum

Thank travel2findoneself
Cary, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Does not look like much from the outside, with free entry I pleasantly surprised with the variety of art work that was inside. Take your time walking around there are many different and interesting things to see. Have your camera ready.

Thank Sonia E
Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Vale a visita pelo edifício, rendendo belas fotos no exterior. Mostras itinerantes, sem muita expressividade. Visita de meia hora. Nice to see the building, you can take beautiful pictures outside. Exhibitions without much expressiveness. Visit of half an hour.

Thank Rosasb
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

5 star for its look alone. The gallery itself wasn't great when we went, with an unexceptional ground floor but better political art upstairs.

1 Thank Spinoccio
Hong Kong, China
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330 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

next door to the met cathedral, the dome is looking a little worn on the outside and we didnt find the displays inside all that interesting but it was free entry

Thank teamflames
Melbourne, Australia
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613 reviews
306 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

A marvellous gallery with fantastic exhibition space. The day of my visit I was able to view three very different exhibitions including a massive collection of Oswaldo Guayasamin's work and two photography exhibitions. the enormous space around this building as with many in the city enhances its prominence.

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