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"The sea, the mountains of Rio, a magnificent landscape that should be preserved(...) And I went up with the building, adopting the circular shape that, in my view, the space required (...) And I felt that the museum would be beautiful and so different from the others that rich and poor would be happy to visit it." - Oscar Niemeyer.
That's what one of the most famous architects in Brazil had in mind when he designed the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, at the Boa Viagem (Good Travel) viewpoint. The museum is considered, since its creation, one of the most beautiful cultural icons and postcards of the City.
Opened in September 1996, its architecture resembles that of a flying saucer and the futuristic facade offers visitors an unparalleled panoramic view. The structure of MAC is complex due to the type of work, loose in the air, with a single central support and circular shape. With 16 meters high, 50 meters in diameter, its structure was designed to support a weight equivalent to 400 kg/m² and wind speeds of up to 200 km/h.
From the top of the museum, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Rio de Janeiro's skyline. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful park, perfect for a stroll and to enjoy the views.
Inside the museum, visitors can appreciate an extensive collection of contemporary art, including works by Brazilian artists and renowned international names. The exhibitions change frequently, so there's always something new to see and discover.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit this architectural masterpiece and immerse yourself in the contemporary art scene of Rio de Janeiro. Book your tour with us and experience the MAC in all its beauty and splendor.
Tour at your own pace. To check availability and make a reservation please click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. Fun fact: Did you know that the museum has a huge collection with 1,217 works from the João Sattamini Collection? A collection gathered since the 1950s, it is the second largest collection of contemporary art in Brazil.! Our system is set up to provide you with quick and efficient bookings. Once we have received your reservation we will contact you with all of your tour details. Have a beautiful visit at the Museum of Contemporary Art!