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Museu de Arte do Rio


This new world-class museum is located in one of the most historic areas of the city; Rio’s Port Zone is experiencing major revitalization to be ready for the Olympic Games in 2016. The Museum tells the history of the city through art, and will have a permanent exhibition and also short and long term temporary exhibitions, with Brazilian and international ambiences. The museum is housed in two separate buildings, connected by a covered walkway: the Dom João VI Palace, built at the start of the last century, and the other in modern style.


Praça Mauá, 5
Zona Portal, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20090-040

The Museum is located on the Praca Maua', just off Avinida Rio Branca near Veved. da Perimetral. Plese see the map above for details.

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Monday - Closed Tuesday to Friday - 10a to 5p Weekends, Holidays - 10a to 5p TICKET OFFICE CLOSES AT 4:30 PM


1 Review
Sheila Simmons
Good, bur could be better

As is the case with many museums in Rio, this one falls short of its potential. We've visited twice now and it will take quite more to entice us to return again.

February 2019

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Marian M.


In front of Amanhã Museum. It's not that good, but I would go anyway. I had the chance to see the Samba exhibition and it was very good indeed! The rooftop...

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Alan K.


It is too bad that a museum that appears to be recently renovated houses quite a poor collection of artwork. It has random artwork that is placed...

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Josh V.


Very little going on. Exhibits on display were really kind of gross, irritating and immature. Staff was fooling around. I would not go back here.

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