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Side Trips from Rio Sights

Museu de Arte Contemporânea

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Fodor's Review

Designed by the late, great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, the cliff-top Museum of Contemporary Art looks like a spaceship that has touched down to admire the views. The museum's visiting art exhibits tend to be underwhelming, but it's worth a trip here just to see the building. The museum is a five-minute cab ride from Praça Araribóia, by the ferry terminal in downtown Niterói, or take the 47B bus. The on-site bistro is a good spot for lunch.

Sight Information


Mirante de Boa Viagem s/n, Niterói, 24210–390, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • R$10, free Wed.
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6


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