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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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Situated in a bohemian neighborhood, and providing great views of the...

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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Nice museum

I visited the Museu Chacara do Ceu yesterday after listening to some live music next door at the Parque das Ruinas. The museum is a converted family home and has some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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1,850 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 735 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I visited the Museu Chacara do Ceu yesterday after listening to some live music next door at the Parque das Ruinas. The museum is a converted family home and has some nice pieces worth seeing. An interesting diversion during your walk around Santa Teresa, a stop of about 30 minutes to 1 hour is recommended. Entry costs 2 R$ and... More 

Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is an interesting house with a decent collection, it's worth visiting if you are around the area. Personally I preferred Parque das Ruinas next door ;)

Pereira, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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 

Rio de Janeiro
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127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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