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Located in the Cinelândia area, you can find a building opened in 1908, with different architectural styles in its composition. This building is the National Museum of Fine Arts.

Originally, the building was built to serve as the headquarters of the National School of Fine Arts, with the museum having its creation in 1937. The museum’s collection has the most diverse works of art, with its collection beginning with the arrival of the Portuguese royal family to the lands of Rio. Today, with the various expansions of the collection, the museum has more than seventy thousand works in its collection.

The highlight is the long-lasting exhibition of Brazilian Art from the 19th century, which features famous works by Vitor Meireles (First Mass in Brazil and Battle of Guararapes), Pedro Américo (Battle of Avay), Zeferino da Costa, Eliseu Visconti and Debret, to name just a few talents.

Photo from the Museum Website