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Museu Chacara do Ceu

Rua Murtinho Nobre 93 | Santa Teresa - Museus Castro Maya, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
(21) 3970-1126
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Rua Murtinho Nobre 93 | Santa Teresa - Museus Castro Maya, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
Santa Teresa
(21) 3970-1126
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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...More

Thank jorn l
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...More

Thank Hamburgguy47
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:...More

Thank zeps
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...More

4  Thank Harmanna
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...More

2  Thank elsiek
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.

Thank Tomas G
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.

2  Thank FlyingDutchmanYVR
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...More

3  Thank ArtDecoooooooooooooo
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.

2  Thank AlexandreRoth
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.

Thank heartstoyou
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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