Casa do Pontal is the largest museum of Brazilian folk art, displaying around 5,000 sculptures by more than 200 artists from ... More
Casa do Pontal
Casa do Pontal is the largest museum of Brazilian folk art, displaying around 5,000 sculptures by more than 200 artists from every region of the country. The pieces that demonstrate many aspects of the life and culture of the Brazilian people are the main reason why the International Council of Museums (ICOM) considers Casa do Pontal a real anthropological museum. It is located 50 minutes from downtown, between the ocean and the Serra de Grumari ecological reserve. Species of tropical flora and fauna can be seen in the garden. The museum offers a database on Brazilian folk art and guided tours in 4 languages (booking required). It also has a bookstore and a coffee shop.
Located in Catete and finished in 1866, this museum is housed in the palace that was home to Brazilian presidents
from 1896 to 1954. Restored to its original grandeur with stained glass windows and marble floors, the palace holds ...
Resembling a huge, futuristic Mayan pyramid, it is impossible not to be amazed by this architectural downtown wonder. Officially opened
in 1976, while still incomplete, it has a capacity of over 20,000 people. The interior is a virtual cavern, ...
Designed by famous landscape designer Burle Marx, this 296 acre zone provides Cariocas (Rio residents) and visitors with a pleasant
place to take a stroll, play volleyball, soccer or tennis or to have a picnic, in the largest urban ...
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