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Museu Chacara do Ceu

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Santa Teresa
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Address: Rua Murtinho Nobre 93 | Santa Teresa - Museus Castro Maya, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
Phone Number: (21) 3970-1126

Situated in a bohemian neighborhood, and providing great views of the bay...

Situated in a bohemian neighborhood, and providing great views of the bay from its hilltop location, this museum contains 20th century masterpieces by the likes of Degas, Matisse and Picasso as well as works by prominent Brazilian modernists.

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You get there by bus or tram, walk a bit and finally get to this big house. Very very interesting. I was looking for Debret drawings and found them right there. As well I found so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You get there by bus or tram, walk a bit and finally get to this big house. Very very interesting. I was looking for Debret drawings and found them right there. As well I found so many others I didn't know about and loved them. The price is low and the place is amazing. If you want to see paintings,... More 

Thank Piccirillo68
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a peaceful and contemplative hour or two. The house and garden has great style and the artwork is deeply impressive, as well as providing great insight into Brazilian history. The museum opens at midday and is free on Wednesdays.

Thank NewZealandMidwife
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you're travelling by taxi ask for Parque das Ruinas and within the grounds you will also come across the Museu Chacara do Ceu. The ruin mansion has some great views and for a small fee (2 real) you can visit the museum and see some amazing art pieces and explore the colonial house. No photography is allowed inside the... More 

Thank gremmietraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Set on a high hill in St. Teresa area in an architectually interesting house, this museum features paintings and drawings by some famous French moderns (Seurat, etc.) along with many by Brazilian artists, plus interesting furniture and furnishings. Right now there is a wonderful temporary exhibit of paintings and drawings of Amerindians, slaves, and upper class Brazilians by Debret, a... More 

Thank Richard J
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a wonderful museum set in an early modernist house on top of a hill in Santa Teresa. No longer free, but an entry fee of 2 real is hardly going to break the bank. The building is very interesting as an architectural specimen (and they have good photos of the original uses of most of the rooms) but... More 

Thank Michael A
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Chácara do Céu (“Country home in the sky”) is a great example of the modernist architecture. Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, an industrialist and art-collector, left a great collection of the paintings, amongst which you can find Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Dalí, Seurat pieces. There are several drawings of Brazilian artist Candido Portinari. The dining room with the table set (Antique... More 

Thank Roxolana7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Since it's free admission there's no way I could possibly complain of this destination. It's hard to find free things to do in Rio that are this cool! Very safe and clean atmosphere! A must go if you go to Santa Teresa.

Thank Flavia S
Recife, PE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This small museum has a few very nice pieces. It is right next to the Parque das Ruinas and can be accessed directly from the site. Parque das Ruinas has some of the best views in the City, and a nice cafe, so nice to go there and then stop over at the museum. The price of entry is very... More 

Thank RobbNYC
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I visited the Museu Chacara do Ceu yesterday after listening to some live music next door at the Parque das Ruinas. The museum is a converted family home and has some nice pieces worth seeing. An interesting diversion during your walk around Santa Teresa, a stop of about 30 minutes to 1 hour is recommended. Entry costs 2 R$ and... More 

Thank Ibadanboy
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

It is an interesting house with a decent collection, it's worth visiting if you are around the area. Personally I preferred Parque das Ruinas next door ;)

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Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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