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  • Address: Avenida Rio Branco, 199 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20040-008, Brazil
  • Hours: Closed Mondays Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 12 pm to 5 pm.

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National Fine Arts Museum

Set in an impressive neoclassical building in downtown Rio de Janeiro that harkens back to an era when the city was a national—and imperial—capital, the National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) houses over 16,000 artworks created by Brazilian painters, sculptors, and other visual artists. Focused mainly on artists from the 19th century, including Brazilian-born but French-trained painter Victor Meirelles de Lima and painter-turned-educator Pedro Américo, the museum also features works imported from Europe when the Portuguese royal family moved the imperial capital from Lisbon to Rio ahead of Napoleon’s troops in 1807, and works by contemporary Brazilian artists such as Lithuanian émigré and Modernist artist Lasar Segall and Nativist painter Di Cavalcanti, a heavyweight in the Brazilian Modernist movement who attempted to exclude any discernible European influences in his artwork.

Opened in 1937, the museum includes a collection of Brazilian folk art with a heavy focus on northeastern Brazil, and a collection of traditional West African art, such as textiles, wood carvings, and masks. Paintings featuring religious scenes and iconography, such as Giovanni Battista Tieppolo’s reverent Saint Cajetan and 16th century humanist Francisco de Holanda’s The Lord’s Supper make up some of the signature pieces of the museum’s international holdings.

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Rio de Janeiro: Walk and Ride in the City Center, Rio de Janeiro, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Rio de Janeiro: Walk and Ride in the City Center

Come explore the downtown by foot, light rail, and trolly on this 5-hour small group tour. Get a full experience of one of South America's most iconic downtown ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99
Private Rio de Janeiro Art Museums Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Rio de Janeiro Art Museums Tour

Soak up the culture of the best museums Rio de Janeiro has to offer on this enjoyable 6-hour tour. Spend the afternoon with just your party, ensuring privacy ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Airport Arrival Transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Literary, Art & Music Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Airport Arrival Transfer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

During your full-day tour, you will visit the famous landmarks in Rio including the Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf and the historical part of the city. Your ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Private Custom Tour: Historic Downtown, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Custom Tour: Historic Downtown

Go back in time with this special private tour. Visit the Municipal Theater (inside guided visit), National Library, Museum of Fine Arts, and City Council ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Custom ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 533 Reviews

Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion packed with breathtaking views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.99
Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day shore excursion packed with breathtaking views. Int he morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.99
Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 183 Reviews

Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous icons. You'll take a breathtaking ride in a cable car to the top of the Sugar ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Enjoy a tour in Rio de Janeiro's most iconic attractions and visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf on the same day and the best time for you. We will take your also ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Walking tour in Rio de Janeiro by subway. Small groups, learn more about Rio with a "Carioca Tour Guide" - Cultural, Historical Tour. Visit the main ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

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