Museums In Brazil – The Top Museums To Visit

Brazil safeguards many a secret of the vast land that Latin America is. The ancient landmass has housed thriving civilization and sprawling culture from time immemorial, has experienced up veal and ultimate diminish of many colonial powers. In short, Brazil has witnessed history unprecedented. It is no wonder the residents of the Latin American country have put the effort to conjure up the relics from time bygone and secure their museums. As a result it is no wonder that to know Brazil in its ultimate awe; you need to explore the museums in Brazil extensively. As a traveler, we can vouch for the fact the institutions will not only leave you in awe but also ignite the thirst for more knowledge and to deep dive into the rich history and culture of Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be more specific.

Museum Of Tomorrow

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The Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) is housed in a spectacular building, an edifice that appearing as a cross between a solar-powered dinosaur and a giant air conditioning unit. It deals with the pressing topic of sustainability, the initiative for change if mankind intends to avoid climate disaster, environmental degradation and social collapse as a by-product of rapidly growing civilization that takes nature and balance at play. The building runs with 40% less energy (including the 9% solar), and the air conditioning taps water from nearby Guanabara Bay.

Museum Of Modern Art

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Set amid the landmark Modernist gardens The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Flamengo Park, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the building has conjured up a lot of drama in the make. The lounge on the top overlooks Guanabara Bay.

Creative visual installations as well as mid-century contemporary art are on display. I personally recommend the art exhibit on Gaudi/Barcelona. There is a theatre hall as well that hosts concerts, plays, classical ballets, film exhibitions, and conferences. A visit on Wednesday shall save you the entry fee of 14 real.

National Historical Museum In Brazil

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Almost a century old, the National Historical Museum in Brazil has around thirty thousand items on display. An old fort, circa early 17th century, houses the institution. It is undoubtedly one of the grandest places that celebrates the culture of the nation, with a range of exhibits comprising of the Imperial throne of Pedro II of Brazil, indigenous vases, carriages of the imperial era et al. The interior of the museum deserves praise in superlative forms. The library is rich with over 57,000 titles. You may also enroll for the official museology course.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

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The national art museum, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MNBA; Portuguese for National Museum of Fine Arts), exhibits the artifacts King John VI brought along with him part of the Portuguese Royal Collection. The core collection of the National School of Fine Arts traces their origin from here. It features an amazing collection of 19th-century paintings and sculptures.

Museums in Brazil are the ultimate manifestation of human civilization. History comes alive within the four walls of the massive galleries. Also it shows the course of time and how mankind has evolved. As a traveler, we want to understand different culture and marvel at the vastness of mankind. The plethora of relics surely leaves us in awe and transcends the weary mind into a wise soul.

We would love to know about your experiences at the museums in Brazil. Have you loved any experience in particular? Have you been left in awe for any? Share your though in the comment section. Do not forget to make some recommendation for us basis on which we shall make our next travel plan.

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