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Rio de Janeiro has a selection of wonderful art galleries and museums that provide visitors an opportunity to see and experience the current and historic art forms from all around the world along with Latin American artists.

The annual festivals play a key role in understanding Rio’s culture from a more interactive perspective. Carnivals in Rio are world famous for their colorful display and vigorous dancers.

The people are friendly and laidback and amazing hosts. Tourists are welcomed with supreme warmth and friendliness.

Galleries

Anita Schwartz

Anita Schwartz

Anita Schwartz, the founder of this gallery was a well known name in the Brazilian art scene for over 25 years. Anita Schwartz Art Gallery concentrates on propagation of Brazilian culture. It also has its doors open to foreign artists, promoting aesthetic experiences...

Artur Fidalgo

Artur Fidalgo shows the most vital contemporary art from different generations and backgrounds. The gallery has held exhibitions by emerging artists such as CamilaSoato, Danilo Ribeiro, Deborah Engel, Derlon and many more...

Festivals

Rio Carnival

The world famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival has a history of over two centuries old. Rooted in both pagan and religious festivals, the carnival is celebrated during the four days previous to the beginning of Lent. The Rio Carnival has always been the main attraction amongst tourists...

Umbanda

On 31st December every year, people of Umbanda religion gather at the Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema beach to honour the sea goddess, Iemanjá. Since, Iemanjá is also the goddess of Carnal pleasures; followers have to satiate her cravings every year...

Museums

Museu de Ciência da Terra

This fabulous children’s museum is situated in the neighbourhood of Urca in Rio. It is an Earth Science museum with dinosaur replicas on display. It portrays the natural history of Brazil since the very beginning through various exhibits such as rocks and meteorites...

Museu de Republica

The Catete Palace which was the seat of Brazilian government from 1897 to 1960, has witnessed some important political and historical events. When Brasilia became the capital it was officially turned into the ‘Museu de Republica’...

Exhibitions

RioCentro

RioCentro Convention & Exhibition Center located in Rio de Janeiro is the largest exhibition center in Latin America. Built in 1977, the RioCentro hosts national and international events linked to different industries. RioCentro occupies 571,000 m2, including...

Sul America Convention Center

Sul America Convention Center, located at Av Paulo de Frontin, 1 in Rio de Janeiro, and is one of the most famous modern enterprises of the country. The venue is easily accessible by road. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to drive down to the venue by car...

Recommended Activities

Plataforma Samba Show

Duration: 3 to 5 hours (approx.)

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Duration: 1 hour (approx.)

Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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