Fodor's Expert Review Museu da Imagem e do Som

Santa Teresa and Lapa

The first audiovisual museum in Brazil, the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) was founded to acquire, preserve, and exhibit important collections tied to Rio's cultural history. The museum houses collections of images and sound in a range of mediums, including engravings, drawings, caricatures, musical instruments, photographs, books, discs, recordings, and even antique gramophones, microphones, and musical instruments. The collections highlight the works of many of Rio's lesser-known names of the past, such as the Batista sisters of Brazil's Golden Age of Radio, and Elizeth Cardoso, considered to be one of the greatest female singers of Brazilian popular music.

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Rua Visconde de Maranguape 15
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20021-390, Brazil


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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sat.--Mon.

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