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Chacara do Ceu Museum Tours and Activities

Chacara do Ceu Museum
Situated in a sleek, chic modernist house in Santa Teresa, Rio’s bohemian quarter, the Chacara do Ceu Museum houses part of the vast art collection of the late Brazilian industrialist and aesthete, Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya. Over the course of his 74-year lifespan, Castro Maya amassed over 22,000 works of art, a large portion of which is displayed at the museum (the others are showcased at the affiliated Museu do Açude, Castro Maya’s other house).

The Chacara do Ceu itself is a work of art, built amidst lush gardens in 1954 with a 360-degree panoramic view of Rio and the surrounding area. The name of the house and museum means “Country House of the Sky,” and the views of both the city and the artworks are heavenly.

The museum features the works of Brazilian and international painters, sculptors, and engravers--from contemporary artist Candido Portinari to French Impressionist master Henri Matisse. Sadly, a Matisse, a Picasso, a Dalí, and a Monet were stolen from the museum in 2006 and never recovered. Still, the remaining items in the collection more than make up for the lost pieces, and the insanely low admission price ensures that art is accessible to the Brazilian public, to whom Castro Maya bequeathed his collection upon his death in 1968.
Address: R. Murtinho Nobre, 93 - Santa Teresa, Rio De Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
Hours: Open daily except Tuesdays from 12pm - 5pm, free admission on Wednesdays
Admission: R$2 for adults, free for children under 12 years old and for seniors over 65
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Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

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Actors perform directly to your headset. The convent of Santa Teresa was built in the 1950s and gave origin to this charming neighborhood of narrow streets that attract travelers and artists located on the top of Santa Teresa Gil. Learn some of the stories of colonial times Rio de Janeiro, as you walk around one of the most popular hang outs in town.
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Private Tour: the Santa Teresa art scenarium incluiding the tram ride!

Private Tour: the Santa Teresa art scenarium incluiding the tram ride!

Discover all the charm and nostalgia of this old neighborhood in the city of RJ that enchants both Cariocas and its visitors, with its European architecture, its bucolic hillsides, its ateliers and its typical restaurants.
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Guided walk to Santa Teresa with cable car

Guided walk to Santa Teresa with cable car

Santa Teresa is one of the most bucolic neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and is close to the city center. The neighborhood is home to mansions from the early 20th century. Today it is a stronghold of plastic artists, where there is the tram, dated 1897. The Tour Santa Teresa is an excursion that immerses you in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio, located high up on a hill cut by the cable car trails and highlighted by its museums, squares, ateliers and shops! The Tour takes place twice a day, in the morning and in the afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
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What are Chacara do Ceu Museum hours of operation?
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Chacara do Ceu Museum hours of operation: Open daily except Tuesdays from 12pm - 5pm, free admission on Wednesdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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