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Museu de Arte do Rio
Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, City, Cultural Venues, Unusual
When this impressive art museum opened its doors in early 2013, it marked a turning point in the ongoing regeneration of Rio's downtown port zone. This once-neglected part of the city is set to become... Read More
When this impressive art museum opened its doors in early 2013, it marked a turning point in the ongoing regeneration of Rio's downtown port zone. This once-neglected part of the city is set to become a major arts and nightlife destination over the coming years,and the Museum de Arte do Rio - a space dedicated almost entirely to artworks celebrating the city itself - makes a great center piece for the area. The building itself is eye-catching, with a giant 'wave' structure joining a handsomely refurbished colonial building with a modern construction that began life as a parking lot, but has been transformed into the perfect neutral space for showcasing both modern and historical art works.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Older children are sure to be impressed by the dramatic views from the top floor of the museum.
- Best for Museums Because: This vast space dedicated to Rio's rich artistic history is a highlight of the city's cultural scene.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: This is an impressive gallery that highlights the sheer volume of art that Rio has inspired.