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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

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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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The 100-acre home of Brazil’s celebrated landscape designer reveals over...

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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Hidden Jewel

A hidden jewel, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rio. Far from downtown Rio, the distance means nothing when you see yourself in Burle Marx home, when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden jewel, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rio. Far from downtown Rio, the distance means nothing when you see yourself in Burle Marx home, when you realize how much he knew and loved about nature, plants, life... Also, as you talk to the current staff you realize that all of his love for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the museum during the Olympics where it was free, I think it cost about 10 Brazilian Reals to visit, you could get lost in all of Mr Marx artwork collections and painting is an experience, his life story is very important to Brazil with his famous design that is all over the beaches. The tour includes a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At least, it used to be wonderful when the muncipality used to provide some funds. It used also to be open all days. I have not been there for a year, and I heard one has now to book visits to at least a group. But is is worth taking a closer look at the lifestyle and work - both... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I've tried to book this tour a couple of times, when it has shown available. If this operator does not accept solo travellers it needs to reflect this in the overview.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

But for Marcos Serraoo of RioActiveTours, I'd never have visited this wonderful garden. I had done several thoroughly enjoyable trips with RioActiveTours, when Marcos, knowing I was a forester, recommended a trip to the gardens. WOW!!! Talk about being blown away when we arrived. Entering the gates I saw for the first time two wonderful specimens of Eucapyptys deglupta, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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