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Brazil Galleries

Casa Triângulo

Casa Triângulo in São Paulo, is one of the most important contemporary art galleries in Brazil. The gallery has played a crucial role in fostering the careers of some of the most exciting contemporary Brazilian artists in recent years.

Galeria Fortes Vilaca

Located in Sao Paulo, Galeria Fortes Vilaca was opened in 2001. As a contemporary art gallery, it has two aims: to support and promote Brazilian artists within the international scene and to bring international artists to Brazil.

Galeria Luisa Strina

Opened in 1974, Galeria Luisa Strina is the oldest contemporary art gallery in São Paulo. Currently, the gallery represents a mixture of established artists and emerging artists in both of the Brazilian and the international contemporary art market.

Galeria Millan

Since its establishment in 1986, Galeria Millan has sought to blur the boundaries that separate contemporary and modern art by encouraging an exploration of the modern influence on contemporary arts.

Baró Gallery

Baró Gallery is a contemporary art space located in São Paulo. A key player in the Brazilian art circuit, the gallery focuses on exhibiting works by emerging artists. Baró is also active in promoting contemporary art within the local community through cutting-edge projects.

Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte

Anita Schwartz opened in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. Located in a building that spans three floors, with about 700m² of gallery space, the gallery provides ample space for showcasing some of the best of contemporary Brazillian art.

Brazil Museums

The Rio Art Museum (MAR)

This brand new art museum in Rio de Janeiro opened in March 2013 with a collection of over 3,000 modern artworks. However, rather than maintaining a permanent display, the museum will host annual rotating exhibitions.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

MASP is located in São Paulo and is situated in a stunning 1968 concrete and glass structure designed by Lina Bo Bardi, which is considered a landmark of the city and a main symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. The museum boasts of a rich collection of Brazilian arts.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (MAC)

MAC has a collection of over 1,300 works of many modern and contemporary Brazilian artists from different generations and trends. The collection is especially rich in showcasing works by artists in Paraná, located in the south of Brazil.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MNBA)

MNBA, located in Rio de Janeiro, has a great collection of Brazilian art, particularly rich in 19th century works. It includes more than 20,000 pieces by Brazilian and international artists, with works that range in period from the High Middle Ages to contemporary art.

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM)

MAM is one of the most important cultural institutions in Brazil. Its building is a masterpiece of Brazilian architect, Affonso Reidy. It possess approximately 11,000 works including paintings of Cândido Portinari, Tarsila do Amaral, Lasar Segall, among others.

Ateliê 397

Established in 2003, Ateliê397 is located in Vila Madalena, an area well-known for its vibrant cultural scene. By bringing together artists and curators, Ateliê397 pushes an experimental agenda that fosters the circulation, production and exhibition of contemporary arts in Brazil.

Museu Histórico Nacional

Located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the museum possesses over 287,000 items, and includes the largest numismatic collection of Latin America. It gives visitors a broad understanding of the history of Brazil.

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Brazil Tour

Soul Brasileir: Favela Tour + Art and Brazilian Culture

This unique tour is for those who wish to get to know the favelas in Rio de Janeiro through its art and culture. Visitors will enjoy a two kilometer stroll through the favelas and view colorful graffiti that portrays the history of the local culture.

Contiki: Rio Carnival

This adventure tour in Rio de Janeiro allows you to be a part of the world’s biggest and most vibrant carnival. Following the excitement and thrill of the carnival parties and parades, you can relax on the Copacabana beach whilst enjoying a view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Brazil's Colonial Past

This tour traces the history of Brazil's colonial period starting from 1500 with the arrival of the Portuguese. The highlight of the tour is the colonial fazendas - coffee plantations. Whilst coffee exports boosted Brazilian trade, it also led to intensification of slavery in Brazil.

Brazil Hotels

Tivoli São Paulo - Mofarrej

Tivoli offers 5-star comfort and an unbeatable location, one block from Paulista Avenue, in São Paulo´s exclusive Jardins neighbourhood. Located in the heart of downtown São Paolo, the hotels, guest rooms boast of stunning city views and contemporary urban décor.

Unique Hotel

The Unique Hotel boasts exquisite architecture and stunning views of São Paulo. Designed by renowned architect Ruy Otake, it is in the trendy Jardins area. Guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine at the Skye Restaurant & Bar, while relaxing to live music.

Ponta dos Ganchos

Ponta dos Ganchos is a private paradise on a secluded stretch of Southern Brazil that invites guests to bask in the natural beauty of the rainforest. The hotel supports regional sustainability by sourcing locally and maintaining its own organic vegetable garden.

Hotel Santa Teresa

This is Rio de Janeiro’s newest design hotel that is housed in a historical coffee plantation mansion of Santa Teresa. Meticulously renovated using regional material, each room boasts is unique with personalised art pieces by contemporary Brazilian artists.

Brazil Restaurants

D.O.M.

D.O.M.’s principal aim is to champion produce from Brazil and the Amazonian region, from everyday palm hearts and cassava to obscure finds from the rainforest. D.O.M is the 4th best restaurant in the world according to the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant.

Tordesilhas

Located in São Paulo, Tordesilhas offers contemporary Brazilian cuisine, considered as one of the best restaurants in the city. The chef, Mara Salles and the team create beautiful dishes including perfectly grilled Amazonian fish and sun-cured beef with hearts of palm.

Mani

Helena Rizzo opened Mani with her husband, the Catalan chef Daniel Redondo in São Paulo. Since then, it has become a popular dining spot for locals and visitors alike. The couple carefully gives the taste of meat and fish by combining herbs and organic vegetables.

Barbacoa Itaim

Located in São Paulo, Barbacoa is an authentic churrascaria restaurant where customers can enjoy a genuine Brazilian-style BBQ. Whilst the aroma of Brazilian cooked meats fills the air, guests can enjoy the pleasures of sharing food amidst good company.