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Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art.
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art. The French Renaissance style building designed by Grandjean de Montigny has a collection of 20,000 items including paintings, sculpture, drawings, decorative arts, and furniture. Its collection of Brazilian art from the 19th – 20th century includes Academicist French Artistic Mission, Neoclassical, folk, Modern, and Contemporary paintings, by the likes of Nicolas-Antoine Taunay, Jean-Baptiste Debret, Victor Meirelles, Pedro Américo, Anita Malfatti, Guignard, and Hélio Oiticica. The Brazilian sculpture collection includes copies of European sculptures. Prints, engravings and drawings round off the rich Brazilian collection. The international collection of art is mostly from Europe, with works of French painters from the 18th – 19th century, along with Dutch, Flemish and German works from the 15th-17th centuries. It also has a section on African art with exhibits across various media such as wood carvings, masks, ceremonial objects, ivory and bronze, textiles, and body ornaments.
Praça Floriano, Avenida Rio Branco
The Municipal Theatre in Rio is an Eclectic style opera house with Art Nouveau elements, inspired by the Paris Opéra House
The City Hall in Rio de Janeiro is the seat of the City Council
The National Library in Rio de Janeiro is the largest library in Latin America and the 7th largest in the world, with a collection of over 9 million items
Officially known as Praça Floriano Peixoto in honour of the second president of Brazil, Cinelândia is a major public square in the heart of Rio de Janeiro that developed around the 18th century Ajuda Convent
The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health
The headquarters of the federal oil company is an interesting piece of Brutalist architecture by Roberto Luís Gandolfi, soaring 108 metres into the sky
Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues
Commissioned in 1779, Passeio Publico was the first public park in the Americas
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian
The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is an 18th century church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, that served as the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro from 1808 until 1976