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Best Fine Art in Rio de Janeiro

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Museu Chácara do Céu

This museum with 360 degree views of the city and the Guanabara Bay is worth visiting just for the location alone. The present structure was created in 1954 by famed architect Wladimir Alves de Souza and the art contained inside is primarily European, but with works from some famous names like Modigliani, Matisse, Miró and the pointillist Seurat. Aside from the Europeans, the museum also has plenty of works from local Brazilians, both famous and not-so famous. This is another museum that falls under the patronage of the organization Castro Maya, named after the philanthropist and empresario extraordinaire, Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya.

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Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Built in 1908, inspired by the Louvre, it is the main fine arts museum in Rio. The Brazilian collection is organized in chronological order in the main gallery, and shows the evolution of fine arts in Brazil from the 19th Century to this date. Famous names such as Candido Portinari, Taunay, Pedro Américo and Victor Meirelles are represented here through some of their most significant works. In the other galleries, the work of contemporary and foreign artists is exhibited, along with an interesting set of sculptures and samples of African art.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Museu da República

Located in Catete and finished in 1866, this museum is housed in the palace that was home to Brazilian presidents from 1896 to 1954. Restored to its original grandeur with stained-glass windows and marble floors, the collection contains artwork, furniture and memorabilia from the Republic years. There is also an art gallery, a multimedia area, a theater and a great restaurant set in an enclosed terrace that overlooks the gardens. The permanent exhibition includes an audio tour in English and Spanish.

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