Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
4.5
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
About
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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Basilio T
Baltimore, MD132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It seems mostly tailored for teaching.
Not easy for tourists to visit. It appears under renovation construction given the large sum of public money shown on an entrance sign.
Tue to Fridays only and make sure it is not a local holiday and go before 5PM as it seems to work on bank hours.
Written January 29, 2020
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Danudanu
Cambridge, MA103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
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 tropical landscape (specially if you consider how creative Brazilians are in arts and architecture); but it wasn't.

First, if you plan to go by public transportation, plan in advance. If your hotel is in Zona Sul (Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon) it will take you 1h-1h30' ride in city bus to sprawly Barra da Tijuca (a cheap copy-paste of Miami... but think of downtown Miami, not even Miami Beach :) ); then another 45 minutes in another "light-bus" and then in the middle of nowhere you gotta take a 3rd bus for 5 minutes. And then you have to return to the city! If you are in Centro... it will take you longer. So you will "waste" 1 day of your visit to Brazil. Not to mention, the trip itself is not interesting at all... and travellers are cramped in those suburban buses... which are not realiable at all in term of schedules. A taxi would be a 30 mile (50 km) ride from downtown... and taxis in Rio are not particularly cheap nor negotiable like in some developing countries (so think of a comparable 60 mile (30+30) ride in a Western city... an expensive journey).

When you are there... 1) the visit is extremely quick and you just visit some part of the whole complex. 2) you just visit the gardens, which are nice to see... but honestly nothing that you can't see anywhere in the city (just a tropical garden)...and his house (an old tiny house... nothing out of the ordinary... there is plenty of interesting colonial architecture in the city). Rio is a naturally-blessed city and ironically you can see much more exuberant areas in the middle of the city (think of Tijuca Park, Sugarloaf...). there is absolutely no need to go down that far!

So definitely it is not worth the trip nor the visit.
Written March 30, 2013
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Tomas G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing gardens, but extremely dificult to get there. Not acessible by bus, only by taxi(be prepared to pay very expensive rates as it is very far away from the main city) or car.
Written December 20, 2012
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bmoores
Malaga, Spain67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
My wife is a landscaper, loves Burle Marx and was determined to visit. It is an hour taxi ride out of Rio. You have to reserve. If you are late you can't get in. It is a guided tour with guards surrounding you so you cannot leave the tour and wander the grounds. I hated it. Perhaps if you 'get' Burle Marx it's good. But never again. BTW, try the telephone number to reserve, useless.
This is the worst review I have given anything, but it deserves it.
Written November 30, 2012
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Travel_World63
Sao Paulo, SP411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
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 will need a GPS device or good map to direct you to this place. There are two 1.5 hours guided tours (in English or Portuguese) to visit the Burle Marx' house, sculptures, paintings, studium, some of his exotic plants and small lake. There are much of the history of this master of garden design, that had worked closely with architect Oscar Niemeyer for many Brazilian landscape. Really fantastic attraction for those who intend to gain a deeper understanding of the tropical conception of Copacabana, Brasilia, Parque de Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo) among other landscaping designs. There is no food for purchase near the sítio. This lush greenery and live collection is not very touristic, but always full booked for visitation in small groups.
Written January 3, 2015
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James Dudley
Zug, Switzerland90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This really is a little heaven on earth. It's the home of Rio's prominent artist and landscape designer, planted out over 18 hecters. There are several buildings including his actual home, amazing art pieces and collections of handicrafts, as well as a rich collection of plants.

Important, you must book in advance, do this by calling. No call, no admission. There is a direct bus which goes there from Copacabana, the 387, but this didn't show up in the morning and we ended up getting a cab, which was R$ 80. It's quite a trip around an hour.
Written February 17, 2012
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GUSDALI
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
The location is away (there is about 1 hour from Ipanema), but the distance is compensated by the beauty of this place, the former residence of the famous landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. A shed of Modern Arts, a historic chapel and hundreds of exotic plant species are in harmony on this property of singular beauty. A terrific guide tour is available. You should book about one mouth before your visit.
Written August 2, 2011
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maurobrito
Rio de Janeiro, RJ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Great tour. I'm from Rio and recommend it to those who enjoy nature and landscape. The guide is competent and knows the place, its history and the species of plants that are there. Then we can enjoy lunch at the various restaurants there are in the region of Guaratiba, specializing in seafood. The location is not close to town but worth a visit. There's only guided tour, twice a day and the ticket is only R $ 10,00!
Written January 8, 2016
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Gypsgris
Poughkeepsie, NY471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 restaurants. After the visit go to one of the nearby beaches. If it's a hot day, you will be glad for this! Look it up under Sitio Burle Marx; call (021) 2410-1412 / 2410-1171 for appointments and information.
Written March 29, 2013
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ViajGPZ
Milan, Italy414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
If you are staying more than 3 days in Rio and you with to see "another" Rio, don't miss Sitio Burle Marx.
The reservation is absolutely necessary and if you are going in the high season it must be done in advance ( a couple of days before) because, in order to preserve the nature, only a limited number of visitors is accepted per day.We made the reservation by phone, but it should be possible to make on Internet
The nature is absolutely fantastic and with entrance ticker you will get a guided tour of the site, in addiction, if you are lucky, you can see different kind of small animals ( we so an incredibile colpir ed caterpillar).
We departed from Rio at approximatly 9:00 am, so we had the opportunity to sesso the Praiinha and Grumari ( 2 nice beaches) before visiting Sitio Burle Max. On the way back, stop at Praia of Pepe', na Barra de Tijuca, if you like to see young and fashionable brasileiros, drinking a goodThis bere at the su set.
Written October 21, 2012
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