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Feb 6, 2019
“Worth a detour”
Oct 20, 2016
“Very nice”
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.
Rua Murtinho Nobre 93 | Santa Teresa - Museus Castro Maya, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

It's in Parque de las Ruinas and it's a bit of an oasis from the bustle of Rio. Interesting place, great views over the city, worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed October 20, 2016

You get there by bus or tram, walk a bit and finally get to this big house. Very very interesting. I was looking for Debret drawings and found them right there. As well I found so many others I didn't know about and loved them....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Piccirillo68
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a peaceful and contemplative hour or two. The house and garden has great style and the artwork is deeply impressive, as well as providing great insight into Brazilian history. The museum opens at midday and is free...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank NewZealandMidwife
Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you're travelling by taxi ask for Parque das Ruinas and within the grounds you will also come across the Museu Chacara do Ceu. The ruin mansion has some great views and for a small fee (2 real) you can visit the museum and see...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank gremmietraveller
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Set on a high hill in St. Teresa area in an architectually interesting house, this museum features paintings and drawings by some famous French moderns (Seurat, etc.) along with many by Brazilian artists, plus interesting furniture and furnishings. Right now there is a wonderful temporary...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Richard J
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a wonderful museum set in an early modernist house on top of a hill in Santa Teresa. No longer free, but an entry fee of 2 real is hardly going to break the bank. The building is very interesting as an architectural specimen...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michael A
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Chácara do Céu (“Country home in the sky”) is a great example of the modernist architecture. Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, an industrialist and art-collector, left a great collection of the paintings, amongst which you can find Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Dalí, Seurat pieces. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Roxolana7
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Since it's free admission there's no way I could possibly complain of this destination. It's hard to find free things to do in Rio that are this cool! Very safe and clean atmosphere! A must go if you go to Santa Teresa.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Flavia S
Reviewed November 30, 2015

This small museum has a few very nice pieces. It is right next to the Parque das Ruinas and can be accessed directly from the site. Parque das Ruinas has some of the best views in the City, and a nice cafe, so nice to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank RobbNYC
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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