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Museums in Rio de Janeiro 

Museums in Rio de Janeiro 

Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio was founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire.

Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, after a long turbulent history, in 1960 the capital of Brazil was transferred to Brasília.

Rio de Janeiro is a tourist destination known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and resort town beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.

One of its most famous landmarks is the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain.

Museums in Rio de Janeiro 

  • Museu Nacional de Belas Artes
  • Museu do Amanhã
  • Modern Art Museum
  • National Museum of Brazil
  • Rio Art Museum
  • Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)
  • Catete Palace: Museum of the Republic (Palácio do Catete)
  • Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
  • International Museum of Naïve Art of Brazil (Museu Internacional de Arte Naïf do Brasil)
  • Air And Space Museum (Museu Aeroespacial)
  • Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences
  • Museo Histórico Nacional

Rio de Janeiro

  • City:                   Rio de Janeiro
  • Country:             Brazil
  • Founded:           1565
  • Population:        4.5 million – Metro

Museums in Rio de Janeiro – Map

Brazilian Proverb and Quotes

Museums in Rio de Janeiro

Museums in Rio de Janeiro


“He who wants everything loses everything.”
– Brazilian Proverb


Photo Credit: By Rafael Defavari (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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