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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

Estrada De Guaratiba 2019 | Barra De Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 23020-240, Brazil
+55(21)2410-1412
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Ranked #34 of 489 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Porto Alegre, RS
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

If you like gardens and bucolic places you should visit. Burle Marx used to be the most famous garden designer in Brazil, and did amazing jobs around Rio de Janeiro. This is where he lived and is amazingly well preserved.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I visited Burle Marx site just to see a different side of Rio de Janeiro. My interest to landscape is quite transversal, but last year I visited Katsura Gardens in Kyoto and I was amazed at the universe they created there (a must I recommend to any friend visiting Japan). I thought Burle Marx would be a different approach to... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

First, you must make reservations. Tours in English and Portuguese. In Rio's summer this is very hot and humid. Bring water and a towel. The place is wonderful, lots of unexpected views and different types of gardens. Burle Marx's house and his collections are well worth seeing. Before the tour, consider lunching at one of the nearby fish and seafood... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a must see while visiting Rio. It took us two busses and two hours to get there, but we made it- and we don't even speak Portuguese! It was an incredible experience to gain some insight of Burle Marx; who he was as a person, artist, and landscape architect. He was a pioneer in using native plant specimens... More

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