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“the banker´s house given to the public !”

Instituto Moreira Salles
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Art and Fashion Tour in Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #28 of 710 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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159 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“the banker´s house given to the public !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Moreira Salles was a millionaire banker and his house is a fine example of the fifties architecture. When he died, his descendants transformed the house and beautiful grounds in a cultural center - expositions, films, art, theater, restaurant, bar... you can spend a very agreable day at this center..

Visited January 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Pausa para relaxar + boas exposições; Some peace and quiet + great exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

O Instituto reúne arquitetura (Niemeyer), paisagismo (Burle Marx) e cultura (belíssimas exposições). Vou lá pra curtir o espaço, ler um livro no jardim e tomar um bom café.
There you can sample Brazilian architecture and landscaping (Niemeyer project and Burle Marx gardens) and enjoy great exhibits (mostly photography). It's a great spot to slow down a bit, get up to date with your reading while relaxing in the gardens, and give yourself a treat at the café.

Visited December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Culture in a Beautiful surronding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you like photography, painting, arts you will find a beautiful house with all that inside the forest. Rio is not only beach!

Visited December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Pleasant surprise in Gavea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

I found this place out of nowhere when I was walking at Gávea neighborhood with friends. It's a great art place, close to shopping Gávea. The building is a modern and sumptuous mansion in which lived the architect Walther Moreira Salles. After his death it was transformed into a cultural center with several environments. The exhibits are always interesting and to visit the construction itself with natural forest and gardens around you is an amazing program.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We always love visiting the Instituto Moreira Salles. Usually they have wonderful exhibitions, although this time we were underwhelmed. But it didn't matter, we had a delicious lunch sitting in the garden, and on very hot days the airconditioning in the house is a treat.

Visited November 2013
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