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10 Aug 2015
“Fantastically beautiful gardens and house in Tijuca Forest”
26 Nov 2014
“a museum in the atlantic forest”
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Estrada do Acude 764 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-330, Brazil
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

The museum is situated in Tijuca Forest, not far from the square at Alta de Boa Vista. It is the sister museum of the Chacara da Ceu museum in Santa Teresa, but the setting and grounds are even more impressive. It is in the classic...More

1  Thank Ben M
Reviewed 27 November 2014

In the houses you can see amazing portuguese and spanish tiles dating from the 1800's and sculptures. Outside there's a very big space to explore with huge artistic crafts that you can interact with. There's also a part of the forest in which you're allowed...More

1  Thank FernandaTelles
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This museum exhibits the mansion of Castro Maya, who was a wealthy resident of Rio in the early 1900's. (He was also responsible for the Chacara do Ceu museum in Santa Teresa.) It's a nice museum in a stunning setting in the Tijuca Forest. Aside...More

1  Thank EDBair
Reviewed 25 November 2012

This is certainly a change to the usual attractions of Rio which are Christ the Redeemer or Sugar Loaf mountain. This gorgeous house on the edge of the Floresta da Tijuca shows the history of a man and his family and their quest to make...More

1  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
Reviewed 2 September 2011

A large eighteenth century mansion in colonial style, with a beautiful fountain inside, flanked by sculptures and located between the mountains of the Tijuca Forest. hosts a terrific collection of old itens that includes jewelry, pottery and clothes that reflect the luxurious life of the...More

5  Thank GUSDALI
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