Sítio Burle Marx

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Sítio Burle Marx information

Location
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Address
Estrada da Barra de Guaratiba 2019
Guaratiba
Telephone
+55 2410 1412
visitas.srbm@iphan.gov.br
Prices
admission R$10
Opening hours
tours 9:30am & 1:30pm Tue-Sat
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This 35-hectare estate was once the home of Brazil's most famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx. The estate's lush vegetation includes thousands of plant species, some of which are rare varieties from different corners of the globe. A 17th-century Benedictine chapel also lies on the estate, along with Burle Marx's original farmhouse and studio, where you can see displays of paintings, furniture and sculptures by the talented designer. Tours are by advance appointment only.

On the downside, it's a very long drive to get out here (either take a costly taxi or go by private vehicle, making sure you have a good map or GPS); you're not allowed to wander on your own; and there's no food at the museum.