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Museum of Contemporary Art

Mirante da Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24210-470, Brazil
+55 21 2620 2400
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Perched on a cliff above a beach, this striking, flyer-saucer-like building houses contemporary art and enjoys splendid views across the bay.
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Mirante da Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24210-470, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building was designed by the renown Brazilian architect Neyer Meyer. Inside there was a sign saying that to compensate for women suffering discrimination when making art, they were exposing womens only art. (Personally I don't think this is true. You see a painting you...More

Thank Louis L
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The architecture alone, by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer, is worth the trip. We got an Uber, but understand that you can ferry across to suburban Niteroi and take a cab to the museum. There are exhibits on the upper two levels. When we went we were...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The architecture is wonderful and the building definitely is worth a visit. Sadly, the art inside was very disappointing. We saw wonderful art in the government museums, so curating issues???

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You really come here to see the building which it’s a piece of art itself, sadly the exhibition is poor and bad curated

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

From Rio it is a pleasant ferry boat ride to Niteroi, then 10 minutes in cab (don't go by foot) to find a very special building. The exhibition is small but the view on the bay from the inside is incredible and the building itself...More

Thank BigDid
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The building looks amazing but inside exhibition was very small with a strange range of art pieces. The restsurant on top was closed. Place around it looks beautiful with some really nice views of Rio and surroundings. If your stay in Rio is limited, better...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very modern construction disigened by the most fanous Brasilian archtect oscar Niemeyer who liver up to 104 years. The view of Rio , from there , is great and there are always some interesting exchibtions there

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The simplest way to travel from Copacabana to the MAC is the 740 bus which goes along Nossa Sra de Copacabana street. This street runs parallel to the beachfront Avenida Atlantica. Write the number of the bus and the acronym for the museum: MAC and...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Museum of Contemporary Art gas a Indescribable architecture and view! Is a great spot to visit while tourist visit Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro! With a great and relax view of Shiny Guanabara Bay! With loudly noises, people can enjoy some hours inside Museum, even...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The building by Oscar Niemeyer looks stunning. Even now it is still modern, in a retro way. It looks deceptively small. Once inside, a rather large space awaits you. You have great views from the circle hallway surrounding this space. Pity the great hall has...More

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Yes, there's a táxi point, over there.
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