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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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A great day out

A delightful house and garden about an hour and half by car from Rio, but well worth the trek. Roberto Burle Marx, was one of the most influential and important land scape... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful house and garden about an hour and half by car from Rio, but well worth the trek. Roberto Burle Marx, was one of the most influential and important land scape designers of the last century. Entrance is by appointment only and you will be be accompanied by a guide throughout your stay. Plan lunch in Barra de Guaratiba... More 

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Nice, France
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The house is perfectly kept as the garden, you can feel the vision of Roberto in the garden organisation. the guide was very nice and friendly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The site is well out of town, will take up a1/2 day for someone staying near the city center. Very worthwhile for the gardens and the history.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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