Museums in Rio de Janeiro

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Museums in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Gerado_Kern
    Nova Friburgo, Brazil29 contributions
    Excellent cultural center in an excellent location and free. For me is the best place in Rio to visit for an exposition and other cultural events, like theatre, cinema, instalations with a excellet restaurant (Colombo) and a very good café. It's a triple excellent place.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • 4alexnyc
    New York City, NY1,060 contributions
    A surprisingly fun visit. There's a lot of focus on climate and our current and future impact on it but my favorite exhibit was the room with all the pictures grouped together by a theme. So you'd have something like 'family' or 'creativity' and pictures from around the world highlighting how people, or the things people create, fit into the theme. Overall, it was really interesting and worth visiting!
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Marcus Sodré
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ6 contributions
    Inasmuch as the hardship imposed to whoever dares to try and single out the most beautiful attraction in Rio with its natural beauty competing as exuberant vegetation, mountainous high green hills next to lagoons & to the thin white sandy beaches indeed one could still consider Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Rio as one of the most beautiful places to visit in town. Yet you must be attracted to art, in general, to take the fullest advantage of the experience: stroll inside and outside of the museum, a feast for mind & soul. Enjoy whatever exhibitions might be featured, go to the movies there, and wrap it all up with a noteworthy quick meal at the local restaurant. The whole ambiance is far more impressive than the individual sum of its parts.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom54,779 contributions
    This is a small military museum located inside the military base Fort Copacabana.

    There is a small entrance fee to the fort which includes the museum. We noticed many people just wanted to see the views, go to the cafes including a branch of the Confeitaria Colombo. They seemed to just skip the museum.

    It is an interesting diversion going through the military history of Brazil since the arrival of the Portuguese.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • Alex G
    Lightwater, UK57 contributions
    Our kids always enjoy visiting historical houses, stately homes etc, mainly due to the grandeur... this did not disappoint them. Well worth an hour or two. The audio guides are only R$5 and well worth it.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • Lidia K
    Poznan, Poland725 contributions
    There is a pavilion with a history museum (permanent and temporary exhibitions), a restaurant, a cafe, a souvenir shop and an original fortification on top of which there are defensive cannons and ... beautiful views of Copacabana.

    Price 6 reais. Free on Tuesdays.

    Sightseeing from 1 hour to 2 hours - depending on your curiosity.

    This is 1 of 6 forts.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • Jake
    Minneapolis, MN125 contributions
    I had a perception in my mind of the history of Brazil being rather ruthless. This exhibit did not make me feel that way. It made me feel like it was definitely the perspective of the Portuguese. I wanted to learn more about the truth and brutality of the African slave trade and the wars the with indigenous people. This exhibit seemed to focus more on the Portuguese. I don't think that is a bad thing but just wanted a more holistic approach to their history. I am a history nerd and I studied Brazilian history online almost every night while in Rio. This exhibit left me almost with more questions than answers, and I found that the stuff online was almost better than this exhibit.
    Written 20 March 2020
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  • Alesch2014
    Jundiai, SP83 contributions
    we went on a Tuesday and entrance was free. The line was acceptable as everyone was at " Museu do Amanha". Well it is an option to see something different. Collections are of samba, politics, modern art. Inspiring
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada22,379 contributions
    With my personal preference of paintings to sculptures when it comes to "Fine Art", this museum for me was the least interesting among the four such museums I visited on my journey through South America (with the other three museums being those in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Sao Paulo), but yes "definitely impressive" in this museum (aside from my personal preference) is its great collection of life-sized sculptures nicely displayed in two rows in a long room and also some more similarly arranged but in shorter rows in another room (really a "pretty great" spectacle in each room as you walk through between its two rows of sculptures). So yes, not many great paintings to find here, but there are some that I liked which are actually not by European artists or such but just "local scenes" depicting Rio (which as seen in those paintings seemed "quite rural" at about the time of a century ago or so), and also two noteworthy great paintings are a big portrait of Emperor Pedro I & a "royal assembly" scene or such with him among his subordinates (which I actually also found an identical one but quite a bit "bigger-sized" than the one here later at Palacio Itamaraty in Brasilia).

    Coming by metro, Carioca Station (both Lines 1 & 2) is where to get off followed by just a short walk of 5 minutes or so to this museum: a left turn after coming out of the station then to the right when getting to the "second intersecting" street where this museum is to the left after a short walk (and where to the right which is across the street from this museum is Theatro Municipal with quite an attractive exterior of gold upper trims & beautiful green domes above but the interior of which I only got to just inside the entrance where there was a small performance going on at the time).
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • Julio B
    Salvador, BA8 contributions
    Big spaces, beautiful places, amazing history
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    Written 10 October 2022
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  • Alex G
    Lightwater, UK57 contributions
    We took our two kids (under 10) in off season (Aug).

    They were super excited to be able to walk all over and in a real ship and submarine.

    Only downside is climbing down some of the stairs is a bit dangerous so need to take your time with the kids. Beyond that, a really interesting insight into life at sea for you and old alike!

    Also no sailing ship the day we went, but you can’t complain for a great free attraction!
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • Outside Preferred
    14 contributions
    Loved our time here. We had a car and it was about a 40 minute drive from Ipanema, but worth it if you can drive out. The figurines are very cool and there are a bunch of scenes that move on their own and play music. I also learned about many of the African and indigenous religions in Brazil which I really liked.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • melanierin
    Worthington, OH85 contributions
    Very nice, diverse art collection in a beautiful setting. Some kid-friendly elements/interactive art. Nice to visit along with Parque das Ruinas.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • Casey G
    Beaulieu56 contributions
    Huge show of cameras and editing equipment that wasn’t very interesting to me. A few amazing printed and painted pieces. Two sculptures of any interest.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Carol
    Sao Paulo, SP22 contributions
    This place is amazing! The palace is so beautiful and well preserved, and such an important historical site for Brazil. Every Brazilian should visit this place! There is no entrance fee.
    Written 30 December 2022
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