Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro

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These verdant green gardens are Roberto Burle Marx’s personal legacy to the city he so lovingly “painted” with plants. As you explore the 404,686 sq m (100 acres) estate, you will see more than 3,500 species, including some discovered by Marx himself, arranged with his legendary whimsical touch. You will also see the ultramodern studio where he painted, and a small restored colonial chapel dedicated to St. Anthony. Inside the perfectly preserved house, you can find his extraordinary collection of religious images and pottery from the valley of Rio Jequitinhonha, and, of course, some of his own paintings and sculptures. Despite his death in 1994, Marx’s creative force lives on and you will certainly notice this when you visit Sitio Roberto Burle Marx. Put Sitio Roberto Burle Marx and other Rio de Janeiro attractions into our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You book this on their website. Tours are 9:30 and 13:30. We had an English speaking guide and shared him with some Dutch people. We took an Uber there and found our own way back using the local bus.....  more
    You book this on their website. Tours are 9:30 and 13:30. We had an English speaking guide and shared him with some Dutch people. We took an Uber there and found our own way back using the local bus.....  more »
  • I LOVE this garden! it was the highlight of my trip to brazi ( and i spent 6 days in the rain forrest..).. I loved it so much i went twice! 
    I LOVE this garden! it was the highlight of my trip to brazi ( and i spent 6 days in the rain forrest..).. I loved it so much i went twice!  more »
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  • Not to be missed if you are a plant lover and landscape aficionado. Interesting architecture and many works of art by Burle Marx. Make sure to take mosquito repellent. My guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, the tour was in English in the PM. The visit takes about 3 hours, wear comfortable shoes.
  • Requiring advanced reservations, but website is down and no phone number posted. Poor organization spoiled the experience of this otherwise wonderful place.

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