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Address: Rua da Imprensa 16, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Currently under renovation but visits are allowed

Even though it's under renovations it's worth the visit (if you are a history/architecture fan). The ground floor has amazing hand painted tiles and there is free access to the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
evyboo
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Even though it's under renovations it's worth the visit (if you are a history/architecture fan). The ground floor has amazing hand painted tiles and there is free access to the first 2 floors, unfortunately there is no way to get to the Burle Marx gardens (only see them from far).

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

and gave place to this.In the days Rio was the capital of Brazil, this building had the Ministry of Education. It is a nice building to see from the outside,

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

The names involved in this project say it all: Lucio Costa, Carlos Leão, Oscar Niemeyer, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Ernâni Vasconcellos, Jorge Machado Moreira, Le Corbusier and Roberto Burle Marx. And inside there's art work on sight from Cândido Portinari, Alberto Guignard, Pancetti, Bruno Giorgi, Jacques Lipchitz and Celso Antônio Silveira de Menezes. It's really worth to book a free guided... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

But in very bad state these days. Just for architecture lovers.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

In the days Rio was the capital of Brazil, this building had the Ministry of Education. It is a nice building to see from the outside, and a great example of what was being done in Brazil the 1940s.

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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