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Museu Internacional De Arte Naif

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Address: Rua Cosme Velho 561 | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-125, Brazil
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+55 21 22058612

The world’s largest collection of primitive paintings from the 15th century...

The world’s largest collection of primitive paintings from the 15th century to the present day is housed in this colonial mansion, once the art studio of Brazilian painter Eliseu Visconti.A unique collection of Brazilian and International naive art in a charming setting, just 30 metres away from Corcovado´s train station.

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Great Place to Visit!!

Don't skip a very nice time to spent at this museum. The place is very close to the most turistical place of the city, the price is very law and the art is amazing, as well as the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't skip a very nice time to spent at this museum. The place is very close to the most turistical place of the city, the price is very law and the art is amazing, as well as the conspt.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I came across this museum while we were waiting for the train to Corcovado. It's located next to the train station. The museum is good option if you want to do something while waiting for the train. In fact, they will give discount for train ticket holders. The museum itself is quite exciting. The collection is refreshing, colorful and trying... More 

Thank LeoLHR
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This wonderful small museum in a must see if you want to understand Brazil! Created by Lucien Finkelstein, his personal archive of Naif Art makes us most of the collection. The museum is also kid friendly with several interactive parts.

Thank ACdH
Chios, Greece
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A ver intersting museum where you see the history of Brazil through arte naif. Do not miss it if you have time waiting to get the thrain to Corcovado

Thank John V
Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Even if you are not an art buff I think you will enjoy this museum. It is quite small, it doesn't cost a lot to get in and the exhibits are good fun. Go for it.

Thank Chouen
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

For everyone who visits the Corcovado, should also take a little bit time to see the museum. With the ticket of the Corcovado train you pay only half of the entrance. The exhibition is very interesting.

Thank travelbat123
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

With your Corcovado train ticket you get a discounted access to the museum which is 1 block away. The museum is small but has really interesting paintings specially one mural which displays some important history milestones.

Thank Lucas S
Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a small but excellent collection of naif/folk/primitive art from Brazil. Some of the canvasses are enormous. A lot to look at and think about. Steps from the cog station. Discount if you have your cog train ticket. Great gift shop, including original works by local naif artists.

Thank Thomas M
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

A lovely little museum just around the corner from the cog railway to Corcovado featuring Naive Art. A look at the web site will give you a pretty good idea if this is something that will interest you. The museum is relatively small with several rooms on three levels; there is a substantial presentation of Brazilian Art but also works... More 

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kfar sava
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you are in Rio de Janeiro, then you have to visit the Corcovado. The best way is by train and just a few meters from the station you will find this small Naif museum. by all means go there and enjoy

Thank darsaa

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