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Instituto Moreira Salles

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Excellent photography exhibition of Seydou Keita and Gordon Parks! Both exhibitions were free and... read more

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A former private residence, this is an absolute gem of a place in Alto Gavea. Garden, architecture... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Rua Marques de Sao Vicente 476 | Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-044, Brazil
21 3284-7400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent photography exhibition of Seydou Keita and Gordon Parks! Both exhibitions were free and worth a fee. Unfortunately I didn't have time to see any of the films showing that day. Will return!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

A former private residence, this is an absolute gem of a place in Alto Gavea. Garden, architecture, exhibitions... all first rate. And a lovely little cafe to boot.

1  Thank Christian K
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The former house of the banker Whalter Moreira Salles turned into a cultural institute. Up Marques de São Vicente Street in Gávea neighborhood. The space is really beautiful, an example of Brazilian modern architecture of the 50's. They have exhiibits of photography, paintings and others....More

1  Thank TQB
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A great architecture, nicet art curatorship, and a enjoyable restaurant to have lunch or just coffee.

1  Thank sarabsb
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Instituto Moreira Salles is a unique example that Brazilians have their mecenas as well. The Moreira Salles family transformed its family house in a cultural center where exhibits of great cultural, social and historical value are displayed. An auditorium for film exhibition and a bistrot...More

1  Thank menaParaty
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were impressed by the setting and beautiful architecture of the villa in which the institute is housed. The photographic exhibition was refined and professionally curated. The Burle Marx garden is of course a masterpiece. Also try the restaurant: the cake with Belgian chocolate is...More

1  Thank JanV5268
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love the movie theater of Instituto Moreira Salles. It is a small room, but very well situated and mantained. The movies shown there are usually off the beaten track. So, it is worth a visit. Get there early and see the house. It is...More

1  Thank Isabel C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very nice house and garden which use to belong to a traditional family and became a museum for the pleasure of all!

1  Thank agnesroy
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The Moreira Salles home in Gavea is now a museum--with parking and no charge for visiting. The gardens are beautiful, designed by Burle Marx, who signed a tile panel near a pond where a café operates. There are fantastic old trees--native and exotic. The house...More

1  Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Nice museum with beautiful garden and café , perfect to spend a fee hours in Rio away from the beach and crowd

1  Thank kareltj
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