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Review of Inhotim

Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Brumadinho
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tue-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm
Reviewed June 23, 2013

It's a great place, there's a lot of things to see, there are a few restaurantes and coffee places that you can go, there's a library, theather, it's really good.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The place is extremely nice (both gardens and buldings) and well organized, and is certainly worth visiting for a day (pay for the internal transportation, as the distances are big). The art displayed in there is a little too avant-garde for my liking, but that may be a matter of taste - as there are several pavillions and locations, some are better than others (although all buildings are beautiful). There is also an interesting plant nursery.

1  Thank Osvaldo M
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Naturally, the title is misleading since I have not been to all the contemporary art museums of the World. But it is a bet! And I think a good one! Because this museum brings so many fantastic particularities that it is difficult to imagine a similar one anywhere else. And bare in mind I'm not exactly a huge fan of contemporary art! But the botanical garden itself is already worth visiting, just to begin with! Yes, the museum is embedded in a wonderful and huge botanical garden built in a valley that mixes original vegetation and collections, lakes and fauna like birds and fishes. The artistic installations are spread around in the garden, usually in huge barracks that are nonetheless hidden by the trees. The park holds good food options allowing you to easily spend the whole day there. It is definitely a place to visit and revisit.

1  Thank Marcelo S
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

There is no other place in the world like Inhotim. The small town of Brumadinho is ugly and dirty, but follow the signs to get outside of town and you will find yourself in a giant garden oasis that is as impeccably maintained as Disneyland but full of thought-provoking and often bizarre, but always interesting, contemporary art. You will wander among the galleries, stumble upon sculptures and installations, relax by the lakes, and just generally be stunned that such a place can even exist, much less in the middle of nowhere in Brazil.

The entrance fee is very reasonably priced - note that it is closed on Mondays, free on Tuesdays, R$20 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and R$28 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. I went on a holiday (15 de novembro) without having bought tickets online beforehand. We were able to get tickets with no problem but unfortunately the golf cart transportation was already sold out, which meant we were not able to get to the points that were farthest away because it was too long of a walk. If you go at a leisurely pace you could spend two days here, if you are more speedy you can see almost everything in one full day. Do your best to explore everywhere and see as much as you can, since you will find many things that surprise you.

If it is warm out I recommend bringing a swimsuit, there are several swimming pools that you can enter (although the exhibits are always changing so maybe they will remove the pools). I also recommend bringing snacks, since the snack bars are limited and the restaurants, which are very nice, might have a wait.

This is a great profile about Inhotim in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/world/americas/bernardo-pazs-inhotim-is-vast-garden-of-art.html?_r=0

Thank LizzyHS
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I spent two days visiting Inhotim which was quite a surprise, although I had been told it was a wonderful place. The landscape which resembles a lot Burle Max work is magnificent for the amount and combination of plants as well as the hardscape, with huge local stones paving the ways through the galleries and outdoor sculptures. The maintenance of the gardens is impeccable.
The art work is quite impressive and one of my preferred ones was Tunga, Adriana Varejao , Ligia Pappe and the chorus installation . Worth every minute I spent there. We had lunch at the Oiticica Restaurant and the food was delicious.

1  Thank Fkrasil
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