Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Street Rio Branco 199
Extras Centro
Telephone
+55 2219 8474
More information
www.mnba.gov.br
Prices
adult/student R$8/4
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, noon-5pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Rio's fine arts museum houses more than 18,000 original paintings and sculptures, some of which date back to works brought over from Portugal by Dom João VI in 1808. One of its most important galleries is the Galeria de Arte Brasileira , with 20th-century classics such as Cândido Portinari's Café. Other galleries display Brazilian folk art, African art and furniture, as well as contemporary exhibits. Guided tours are available in English (call ahead).