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Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR

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Address: Praca Maua n 10 | Praca Maua, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-060, Brazil
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The history of the City of Rio

Very rich museum hosted in a old + a modern building linked by a sort of "flying carpet" roof, interesting exploit to fusion the two buildings. Paintings, sculptures... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has a nice view of Praca Maua on its top floor, for that it is worth to go. The exposed art is not art, a bunch of things, bad taste, out of everything, maybe 4 or 5 peaces are ok. If you are going to Museu do Amanha, and you are close go. But I wouldnt go back... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very rich museum hosted in a old + a modern building linked by a sort of "flying carpet" roof, interesting exploit to fusion the two buildings. Paintings, sculptures , historical pieces, historical pictures the collection gives you an exhaustive frame of the Brazilian civilization and Rio historical roots. You can spend time on very showcase or flow quickly through the... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The exhibits were not very interesting - it almost seemed more like a history museum than an art museum. The view from the top looking down on Praça Mauá was quite nice. The 10 reais student ticket was a good price, but the free museums I've been to in Rio are more worth the time.

Thank Melanie M
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

If you are going to Rio, you should go to Museu do Amanhã. Besides all interesting expositions , the scenery is worth to be seen.

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Very interesting collection of Brazilian Art, great location at downtown and old harbour. worth a visit

Thank david k
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

One of the worst museums I've been to. One floor about a historic woman whom I couldn't figure out why was so deserving of attention besides money, and one okay floor of contemporary art. The photography floor was closed. Freezing. Horrible.

Thank chrisshaw
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This venue offers great views on the harbour and the 'museum of tomorrow'. The architecture is a nice integration of old and new. Inside the museum the collection is rather limited and of little interest for non-cariocas.

Thank Yves J
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Well there were different floors... the first one was about old colonial stuff the second more about modern but overall there are only a few pieces... and well i am not much into art but still a bit interested and as the title says there was nothing special... but on the highest floor you will have a nice view... which... More 

Thank Jan G
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The museum needs improvement to show Rio's contributions to the arts. It lacks a full representation of Rio's great artists, which can be better appreciated at other museums in Rio and Sao Paulo. Labels in English, French and Spanish would be helpful for international visitors. I didn't notice any docents or others who might have helped inform the visitors. There... More 

Thank Edward B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Mar is located at Praça Mauá, in two buildings, one for exibitions and the other for art education. By sbway 10 minutes walking from Av. President Vrgas exit from Uruguaiana Station.


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