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“Contemporary Art Museum (MAC Niterói)”

Museum of Contemporary Art
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Niterói City Tour and Contemporary Art Museum...
Ranked #10 of 101 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 July 31, 2013

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC Niterói) was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and its beautiful in its forms following Niemeyer`s curves and lines. The panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf is so beautiful. About the collection available during our visit I`m frustrated; nothing to say. Large spaces without anything with few artists and a exposition about Gaudi with some panels with information and photos easily available in Google. There are a restaurant with some good options (sandwiches or a complete lunch). You can expect to spend US$15,00 per person with a sandwich or US$40,00 having a lunch. If you are in Rio de Janeiro city there are some boats crossing the channel regularly (ticket : US$2,00) departuring from XV Square (close to Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro downtown). In Niteroi you can use the regular bus 47B or a taxi paying US$6,00.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Niterói contemporary art museum (abv. MAC or MAC Niterói or MAC Nit) was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and became one of ours postcards.It is the Brazilian second largest contemporary art collection. Located on the Mirante da Boa Viagem with a futuristic facade which makes it possible for the visitor to enjoy panoramic views from the patio or inside the Museum through their wings' windows.
MAC has also a very good restaurant.

Thank Eliane M
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Come and see the CAM (in portuguese MAC).You will never forget the view of the bay and the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Thank JoseLuizDuarte
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Come to Niterói and see this beautiful museum. A kind of UFO that has a marvelous view of the Guanabara bay and RIo de Janeiro. Don't miss it!!!

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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.

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