Rio de Janeiro Sights

Museu Chácara do Céu (Museum of the Small Farm of the Sky)

  • Rua Murtinho Nobre 93 Map It
  • Santa Teresa

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The collection of mostly modern works at this museum was left—along with the hilltop house that contains it—by one of Rio's greatest arts patrons, Raymundo de Castro Maya. Included are originals by 20th-century masters Picasso, Braque, Dalí, Degas, Matisse, Modigliani, and Monet. The Brazilian holdings include priceless 17th- and 18th-century maps and works by leading modernists. The views of the aqueduct, Centro, and the bay are splendid from the museum's grounds. The adjoining Parque das Ruinas (Ruins Park, free) is well worth a visit, too, and has some spectacular views from the top floor of a once-abandoned colonial mansion.

Sight Information

Address:

Rua Murtinho Nobre 93, Rio de Janeiro, 20241–050, Brazil

Map It

Phone:

021-3970–1126

Sight Details:

  • R$5, free Wed.
  • Wed.–Mon. 11–5

Published 06/18/2015

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