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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. 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.



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 Praça Floriano, Avenida Rio Branco

National Museum of Fine Arts and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral(0.6 km)
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.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa(2.2 km)
Santa Teresa is a hill-side neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its winding, narrow alleys lined with 19th – 20th century mansions of the wealthy.

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park(1.2 km)
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Gloria Church

Gloria Church(1.4 km)
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay.

Glória Inlet

Glória Inlet(1.2 km)
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay.

Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace(0.6 km)
The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Tram Museum

Tram Museum(1.6 km)
The small Tram Museum has photos of and artifacts from the glory days when trams were all over Rio, including some models of old tramcars and lots of electrical equipment.

Gustavo Capanema Palace

Gustavo Capanema Palace(0.3 km)
The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health.

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