Lurixs: Arte Contemporânea

Ipanema & Leblon

One of Rio's top contemporary galleries moved to this Leblon location in 2017, and it continues to stage captivating exhibitions inside a four-story custom-built art space. Lurixs represents some of Brazil's best-known artists, and you might see pieces by Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Cildo Meireles, depending upon what's on display.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ipanema & Leblon attractions

2. Mirante do Leblon

0.37 MILES

A few fishers casting out to sea mingle with couples admiring the view at this overlook uphill from the western end of Leblon Beach. The luxury Sheraton…

3. Praia de Leblon

0.45 MILES

Separated from Ipanema by the gardens and canal of Jardim de Alah, Leblon Beach attracts families and has a slightly more sedate vibe than its eastern…

4. Planetário

0.48 MILES

Gávea's stellar attraction, the Planetário features a museum, a praça dos telescópios (telescopes' square) and a couple of state-of-the-art operating…

6. Instituto Moreira Salles

0.63 MILES

This beautiful cultural center hosts impressive exhibitions, often showcasing the works of some of Brazil's best photographers and artists. The gardens,…

7. Ipanema Beach

0.98 MILES

One long stretch of sun-drenched sand, Ipanema Beach is demarcated by postos (posts), which mark off subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Posto 9,…

8. Instituto Antônio Carlos Jobim


Bossa nova legend Tom Jobim was a big admirer of the botanical gardens. This Jardim Botânico was created as a memorial to him in 2008. A small museum…