Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro

4.8
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood of Rio is Instituto Moreira Salles, a place that not even the locals know about. A magnificent modernist banker's house turned into the namesake cultural center, it is now a temple dedicated to art and culture. The home itself portrays the brilliant 1950’s architecture of Oscar Neimeyer and the garden designed by the maestro landscaper, Roberto Burle Marx. The art collection is great and there is a famous collection of recordings and photos from Rio in the 30s. The store sells a small selection of the prints, along with books, totebags, and t-shirts. The restaurant provides various meals at great prices. The center provides information panels both in Portuguese and English. Instituto Moreira Salles is truly a perfect cultural and tranquil getaway from the city. Arrange to visit Instituto Moreira Salles and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary builder site .
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  • They have a nice cafe by a pond with the mosaics on the photo, 3 exhibition rooms, always nice things to see. Right now there is a (small but rich) exhibition with Pixinguinha, the great composer, mem...  more »
  • A tourist destination in Rio, but deserves a visit. Not only for collections and exhibitions, but for the café located inside the institute.
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  • Great free museum that is well organized and curated. Beautiful location to explore and sit at the cafe even if you aren't exploring the exhibits. My personal favorite in terms of museums in Rio.
  • Amazing mansion turned into an art gallery. I was particularly impressed with the choice of displaying Seydou Keita photography. This was a very interesting visit that turned into a relax in the cafe sorrounded by lush greenery and unique architecture.
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