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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

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Address: Estrada De Guaratiba 2019 | Barra De Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 23020-240, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)2410-1412
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Description: The 100-acre home of Brazil’s celebrated landscape designer reveals over...
The 100-acre home of Brazil’s celebrated landscape designer reveals over 3,500 plant species, his collection of folk and other art, and whimsical touches throughout.
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Wonderful gardens

This place is a bit far from the city but if you have the extra time it's definitely worth it! You can enjoy the beautiful gardens, the 16th century chapel and the house where the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is a bit far from the city but if you have the extra time it's definitely worth it! You can enjoy the beautiful gardens, the 16th century chapel and the house where the artist used to live/work... The way to visit it is by booking a tour ahead, be on time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting place, if you love nature, architecture and landscaping this is the place you will find all together.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You should book in advance to visit this unique Brazilian patrimony. The "sítio of Roberto Burle Marx" is located near the beach of Guaratiba, more than 30 km far from Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro, and there is no easy public transportation to arrive there. Hiring a taxi driver or renting a car might be an option, but you... More 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As others have noted, the gardens are really amazing. The architecture of the house is also very nice, as is the view from the house/gardens. If the sitio were located closer to the center of the city and the other tourist attractions, this would be a "must visit." It certainly compares favorably with many of the city's other most famous... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I have visited Rio de Janeiro and its main attractions before, so we were ready to explore a bit further. The landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx has created a slice of paradise consisting of a variety of indigenous and exotic plants and flowers alongside pools and waterfalls. You have to make a reservation to visit and we... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Whatever you may think of Mr. Burle Marx's art, this secluded place a little bit outside Rio is well worth a visit. It comprises a beautifully laid out park with wonderful old trees and flowering plants as well as some interesting architecture, including a house designed by the master himself with the outside consisting of cast-iron structures from a former... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was an unexpected highlight of our trip to Rio. The gardens are just gorgeous-designed and planted so that from every viewpoint there is something beautiful and interesting to see. Burle Marx designed almost everything is his house as well from candelabras, chandeliers, to art sculpture and outdoor plazas. This was a wonderful day trip which we combined with a... More 

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Carrboro, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

As others have noted, the gardens are really amazing. The architecture of the house is also very nice, as is the view from the house/gardens. If the sitio were located closer to the center of the city and the other tourist attractions, this would be a "must visit." It certainly compares favorably with many of the city's other most famous... More 

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Wasquehal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is an oasis in Rio!! The Sitio is a bit far from the main tourist atractions but once you are in Barra its 20 min ride.... It definitely worth going there!! The Sitio has Burle Marx collection of plants - local flora and exotic plants that he brought from different trips around the world. Its a beautiful area of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We've chosen this place to make some photos with our baby, because we've been there before and we've had great moments full of peace, love and we were able to feel the sensibility of Burle Marx. He was a genius! Sitio Burle Marx is a oasis in Rio de Janeiro. Ah, the photos were amazing! Thank you all. Highly recommended.

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