By Pedro Souza
August 8, 2017
Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide for its scenic beauty, warm beaches and vibrant carnival. These are all worth a visit, but the “cidade maravilhosa” has a lot more to offer. Rio’s cultural life, for example, is rich and diverse. To help you in delving into this less known side of Rio, we have made a compilation of 4 of the best museums to visit.
1. Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio’s Art Museum): In march 2013, the Museu de Arte do Rio was inaugurated in the neighborhood of Porto Maravilha in celebration of the city’s 448th anniversary. With an area of 15 km2 divided into 8 different galleries, the museum is dedicated to the visual arts. Walking through its galleries, one can appreciate exhibitions featuring the works of artists such as Tarsila do Amaral, Kurt Klagsbrunn, Rossini Perez and much more. Apart from the exhibitions, the museum is also a space for workshops, courses, seminars and other activities. Tickets can be bought for R$8, but the museum is open for free visits on Tuesdays.
2. Museu Histórico Nacional (National Historical Museum): If you are a history enthusiast, visiting this museum is a must for you. Inaugurated in 1922, the Museu Histórico Nacional has a collection of more than 300,000 items, which include the largest numismatic collection in Latin America. In an area of 20 km2, the museum holds more than 25 permanent and non-permanent exhibitions, where one can take a walk through the corridors of time and explore the rich history of Brazil. On the ground floor, one can also relax eating a snack or drinking a coffee or visit the stores. To look at the museum’s schedule and check when the exhibits are taking place, go to their official website (0 Comments/