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 most important Brazilian artists include Helio Oticica can be found in the gardens, the tiles (azulejos) decorating the fountains, benches and walls, and also the interior of the house are wonderful. A must visit for anyone interested in Brazilian gardens, architecture, art and in Rio's intellectual history.