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MAC Niteroi - Museum of Contemporary Art

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Perched on a cliff above a beach, this striking, flyer-saucer-like building houses contemporary art and enjoys splendid views across the bay.
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Mirante da Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24210-470, Brazil
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit and taking the tour. The building is amazing; the views of the bay are breathtaking. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niteroi is a nice place to visit with teenagers. Amazing architecture and different exhibitions are available, great woman artists with beautiful stories. Temporary exhibitions are also available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline Z
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This building was designed by the renown Brazilian architect Neyer Meyer. Inside there was a sign saying that to compensate for women suffering discrimination when making art, they were exposing womens only art. (Personally I don't think this is true. You see a painting you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The architecture alone, by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer, is worth the trip. We got an Uber, but understand that you can ferry across to suburban Niteroi and take a cab to the museum. There are exhibits on the upper two levels. When we went we were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

The architecture is wonderful and the building definitely is worth a visit. Sadly, the art inside was very disappointing. We saw wonderful art in the government museums, so curating issues???

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

You really come here to see the building which it’s a piece of art itself, sadly the exhibition is poor and bad curated

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

From Rio it is a pleasant ferry boat ride to Niteroi, then 10 minutes in cab (don't go by foot) to find a very special building. The exhibition is small but the view on the bay from the inside is incredible and the building itself...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

The building looks amazing but inside exhibition was very small with a strange range of art pieces. The restsurant on top was closed. Place around it looks beautiful with some really nice views of Rio and surroundings. If your stay in Rio is limited, better...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very modern construction disigened by the most fanous Brasilian archtect oscar Niemeyer who liver up to 104 years. The view of Rio , from there , is great and there are always some interesting exchibtions there

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

The simplest way to travel from Copacabana to the MAC is the 740 bus which goes along Nossa Sra de Copacabana street. This street runs parallel to the beachfront Avenida Atlantica. Write the number of the bus and the acronym for the museum: MAC and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from Joao J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's a táxi point, over there.
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