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Museu Chacara do Ceu

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Address: Rua Murtinho Nobre, 93 | Santa Teresa - Museus Castro Maya, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: (21) 3970-1126
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Description: Situated in a bohemian neighborhood, and providing great views of the bay...
Situated in a bohemian neighborhood, and providing great views of the bay from its hilltop location, this museum contains 20th century masterpieces by the likes of Degas, Matisse and Picasso as well as works by prominent Brazilian modernists.
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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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interesting piece of local history

Apart from the great view over the city from this small museum it is interesting in the way that it is well kept and respectfully displaying a contemporary exibition. It is not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Apart from the great view over the city from this small museum it is interesting in the way that it is well kept and respectfully displaying a contemporary exibition. It is not so easy to get to, but taxi Works fine, just ask the driver to wait.

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Hamburg, Germany
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228 reviews 228 reviews
111 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This small museum houses the collection of a rich lawyer, eclectic and only partly interesting (a remarkable collection of 19th century watercolours by a French artist is not generally accessible at the moment because the room where it is presented - in a special cabinet with drawers you can pull out to view individual paintings - is currently under renovation).... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The museum scene in Rio de Janeiro has been a bit disappointing. However, new museums are being built. I visited today the Chacara de Ceu museum at the hills of Santa Teresa and was pleasantly surprised. What you like here is not just the museum: it is the location, the view, the history, the collection as a package. Also it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Loved this little sanctuary on one of the hillsides of Santa Teresa. The museum building is almost swallowed up by the abundant vegetation that surrounds it. Inside one encounters the captivating smell of the wood cabinets combined with the effloresence outside, the balmy breeze from the garden which gives a pleasant sensorical tinge to this museum experience. Entrance to museum... More 

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London
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668 attraction reviews
725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were disappointed with this museum. There was very little to give us a feel for the original layout of the house or furnishings. Unfortunately the modern art collection was not to our taste and the displays did nothing to help. And after the long walk up to the house we did expect a magnificent view of the city. Not... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Very decent museum, but recommended only if you have had the time to see some of the more exciting atractions is Rio.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The art collection is interesting, but the views from the museum and the park of ruins next door are even more breathtaking.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This bankers home on top of one of the many hills of Rio de Janeiro was designed in the fifties by Wladimir Alves de Souza. The yellow stone covering the facades and the refinement of the materials and the exquisite finishings inside, remember the once so popular art deco style. The gardens were designed by Roberto Burle Marx and offer... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

A beatiful and secure place to relax, walk, read or simply enjoy the view of the city. Great idea: romantic pick nick. Bad: access. The TAXI could not find the place.

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Annecy, France
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51 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Worth enjoying if you are in the Santa Tereza area of Rio. Beautiful grounds and interesting exhibit. Be sure to visit the Parque des Ruinas next door.

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