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“a must see for architecture lovers!”

Museum of Contemporary Art
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$255.00*
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Niterói City Tour and Contemporary Art Museum Admission
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Ranked #6 of 99 things to do in Niteroi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Perched on a cliff above a beach, this striking, flyer-saucer-like building houses contemporary art and enjoys splendid views across the bay.
Reviewed June 30, 2013

This place is a must see if you are a lover of architecture. This iconic building is situated in the most amazing setting. 360 views from both the exterior and interior of the building- it is a masterpiece. Some great photo ops with the great geometric forms of the building as well as views of rio in the background. The exhibits weren't too great, but I had read about that ahead of time so had reasonable expectations.

Definitely recommend stopping for a bite to eat in the swanky cafe/restaurant. There are 2 different menus with the cafe menu being more reasonable priced.

It was surprising not too difficult to get there. Take the ferry to niteroi, then walk a little to the right and you will see some bus stops in the center of the road. Take bus 47B (heading south) - the bus stops right at the museum - you will be able to see it from the bus easily. Note that this bus runs in a loop so just get back on at the stop where you got off to get back to the ferry.

2  Thank egallerie
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Definitely make a trip across the bridge from Rio to see this stunning building. Pay the entry fee (R$6) to visit the lower-deck viewing room, but prepare to be stunned by the shabby carpet and awful collection.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

as everyone from Niteói knows the best thing in MAC is the view and the architecture. As a museum it has very little to offer...
You should enter... (the view from inside is cool) , but the art is just a detail that is usually not noticed.

Thank mayribeiro
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

It´s architecture and location worth the visit. The view from inside the museum is breath taking. It really makes you feel like you are in a space ship flying over guanabara bay

Thank Fernanda L
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The building itself is the main attraction. In the shape of a flying saucer that seems to be floating above a lake, the structure can be seen from a distance. The exibits are modern and interesting but always in constant change. The Museum is set on top of a hill and it has the most amazing views of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.

Thank Paula B
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