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Casa do Pontal Museum, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

 
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added on the 15th of September, 2010
I'm not going to lie to you, this museum is pretty far from the city center of Rio, it takes about an hour by car to get there.

But once you see it, you won't regret having come so far. The museum's surroundings are very pleasant, the ocean on one side and the mountains on another. The exhibits are part of a collection built by Jacques van de Beuque, a French designer, and it represents Brazilian culture in almost all its forms. Ceramic, clay and wood statuettes depict Brazilian rural life.

There also an 'adult' section of the exhibition, which I think is worth seeing thanks to its naivete and hilarity.The central piece of the museum is an intricate diorama depicting samba dancers.

Address:
Estrada do Pontal 3295, Rio de Janeiro

Price:
$4 for adults
$3 for students and seniors
free for children under 7

 
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