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Address: Estrada do Acude, 764 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-330, Brazil
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(21) 3433-4990
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Fantastically beautiful gardens and house in Tijuca Forest

The museum is situated in Tijuca Forest, not far from the square at Alta de Boa Vista. It is the sister museum of the Chacara da Ceu museum in Santa Teresa, but the setting and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The museum is situated in Tijuca Forest, not far from the square at Alta de Boa Vista. It is the sister museum of the Chacara da Ceu museum in Santa Teresa, but the setting and grounds are even more impressive. It is in the classic early 20th century style mixing classic European with jungle setting. Installations by some of the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

In the houses you can see amazing portuguese and spanish tiles dating from the 1800's and sculptures. Outside there's a very big space to explore with huge artistic crafts that you can interact with. There's also a part of the forest in which you're allowed to hike. Make sure you have at least 2 hours to properly explore the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This museum exhibits the mansion of Castro Maya, who was a wealthy resident of Rio in the early 1900's. (He was also responsible for the Chacara do Ceu museum in Santa Teresa.) It's a nice museum in a stunning setting in the Tijuca Forest. Aside from the mansion (which contains a small art collection and artifacts from the era), there... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

This is certainly a change to the usual attractions of Rio which are Christ the Redeemer or Sugar Loaf mountain. This gorgeous house on the edge of the Floresta da Tijuca shows the history of a man and his family and their quest to make the Floresta da Tijuca the fabulous nature park it is today - It is really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

A large eighteenth century mansion in colonial style, with a beautiful fountain inside, flanked by sculptures and located between the mountains of the Tijuca Forest. hosts a terrific collection of old itens that includes jewelry, pottery and clothes that reflect the luxurious life of the coffee barons, by the time of colonial Brazil.


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