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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Museu Casa do Pontal

  • Estrada do Pontal 3295 Map It
  • Grumari

Updated 06/20/2013

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If you're heading toward Prainha or beyond to Grumari, consider taking a detour to Brazil's largest folk-art museum. One room houses a wonderful mechanical sculpture that represents all of the escolas de samba (samba schools) that march in the Carnival parades. Another mechanical "scene" depicts a circus in action. This private collection is owned by a French expatriate, Jacques Van de Beuque, who has been collecting Brazilian treasures—including religious pieces—since

he arrived in the country in 1946.

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Estrada do Pontal 3295, Rio de Janeiro, 22785–560, Brazil

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  • R$10
  • Tues.–Sun. 9:30–5

Updated 06/20/2013


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