Fodor's Expert Review Museu Nacional de Belas Artes


Works by Brazil's leading 19th- and 20th-century artists fill the space at the National Museum of Fine Arts. The most notable canvases are those by the country's best-known modernist, Cândido Portinari, but be on the lookout for such gems as Leandro Joaquim's heartwarming 18th-century painting of Rio (a window to a time when fishermen still cast nets in the waters below the landmark Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro). After wandering the picture galleries, tour the extensive collections of folk and African art.

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Av. Rio Branco 199
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20040–008, Brazil


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Rate Includes: R$8, free Sun., Closed Mon.

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