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There is not enough time to be astonished by all the art here, so many paitings and sculptures, I was impressed. Especially the Brazilian folk art is presented and has a touch of the one I saw in Canada, an exhibition of South America. Very...More
Observing unbelievable paintings, letting one's imaginations fly away, getting caught by amazing art works, fantasying about the reasons for these pieces, getting high by just observing so many colours and brush strokes, and so and forth, are just some of the experiences visitors might meet...More
The National Museum of Fine Arts (locally called Museu Nacional de Belas Artes or MNBA), is located at Avenida Rio Branco in old city center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is among the chief cultural institutions in the country and is the most important and...More
The previous week I had been in Madrid and before that Rome. So I was a bit arted out. Not many pieces made me stop and look. If you’re an aficionado of Brazilian art then it’s a great collection.
I did like the humour in...More
The museum is focused on Brazilian art and artists from the early days of 1600s until the early part of the 1900s. There is little else. Probably only worth visiting if you have a particular interest in this topic, As a fine art museum it...More
I returned to this museum after many years and my previous impression remains: this is an important place if you want to understand the history of Brazilian academic and artistic life. On the ground floor you will find the temporary exhibitions and on the top...More
Cost was BRL8 per person. On the ground floor there was an exhibition of engravings, one by Tiepolo, which were very interesting plus a number of religious paintings.
Upstairs there were 3 large open galleries in a horseshoe shape that contained a large number of...More
The National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio was inaugurated in 1938. The museum is home to over 20,000 pieces of art and is the perfect display of Brazilian culture. The building in itself is a work of art too.
This is a museum that is reminiscent of a miniature version of the Louvre. Its galleries are very similar and there are several very large paintings of famous battles between Brazil and Paraguay. One gets a good feel for the development of the art in...More
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.