Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes information

Location
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Address
Rio Branco 199
Telephone
+55 3299 0600
More information
www.mnba.gov.br
Prices
adult/student R$8/4, Sun free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, noon-5pm Sat & Sun
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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 , which includes 20th-century classics such as Cândido Portinari's Café. Other galleries display Brazilian folk art, African art and furniture, as well as contemporary exhibits. Audio guides are available (R$8).