Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) Tours

star-4
771 Reviews
Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes)
Set in an impressive neoclassical building in downtown Rio de Janeiro that harkens back to an era when the city was a national—and imperial—capital, the National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) houses over 16,000 artworks created by Brazilian painters, sculptors, and other visual artists. Focused mainly on artists from the 19th century, including Brazilian-born but French-trained painter Victor Meirelles de Lima and painter-turned-educator Pedro Américo, the museum also features works imported from Europe when the Portuguese royal family moved the imperial capital from Lisbon to Rio ahead of Napoleon’s troops in 1807, and works by contemporary Brazilian artists such as Lithuanian émigré and Modernist artist Lasar Segall and Nativist painter Di Cavalcanti, a heavyweight in the Brazilian Modernist movement who attempted to exclude any discernible European influences in his artwork.

Opened in 1937, the museum includes a collection of Brazilian folk art with a heavy focus on northeastern Brazil, and a collection of traditional West African art, such as textiles, wood carvings, and masks. Paintings featuring religious scenes and iconography, such as Giovanni Battista Tieppolo’s reverent Saint Cajetan and 16th century humanist Francisco de Holanda’s The Lord’s Supper make up some of the signature pieces of the museum’s international holdings.
Address: Avenida Rio Branco, 199 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20040-008, Brazil
Hours: Closed Mondays Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Read More

8 Tours and Activities to Experience Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

star-5
Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Historical Rio Walking Tour

Historical Rio Walking Tour

star-5
Walk through historical downtown Rio during this 4-hour tour with a local guide. Ride the subway downtown, like the 'cariocas', or Rio locals, do, then start your tour in Cinelandia Square. Visit important landmarks like the Opera House, the National Library, Tiradentes Palace and the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants. Listen as your guide shares information about the history, culture, art and architecture of the area while you walk. Enjoy personal attention and an intimate experience on this small-group tour.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.50
From
$29.50
Taking safety measures

Best of Rio Walking Tour - City Center, Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow

Best of Rio Walking Tour - City Center, Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow

Come with us to have very pleasant day in our most complete walking tour  Start the tour in morning meeting our tour guide to take the subway to go to downtown Rio de Janeiro, a rich in history area with buildings of great architectural appeal, the center of the former capital of the country is best absorbed in the details when you walk through it. Then after having lunch in one of the most traditional places, take the LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) in direction to the Olympic Boulevard, Sea Port area and visit the Museum of Tomorrow.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$54.50
From
$54.50
Taking safety measures

Guided Walk Through the Historic Center of Rio de Janeiro

Guided Walk Through the Historic Center of Rio de Janeiro

The historic center of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by centuries-old roads and buildings that illustrate important passages in the history of Brazil from the imperial period to the republic. Visitors who walk along Avenida Rio Branco, pass through Largo da Carioca, Cinelândia, return and take the Ombudsman to Rua Primeiro de Março and explore many other paths, will find museums, cultural centers and public places where characters from Machado de Assis and they represented the meeting point of intellectuals until the middle of the 20th century.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
Taking safety measures

Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

SPECIAL OFFER

Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

If you love travelling and you love food, you will love this tour. Brazil is an enormous tropical country and its gastronomy is an explosion of flavors. This tour is a depth immersion in Brazilian culinary and it is also a lovely way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro. In the company of a licensed guide, you will visit farmers markets, traditional restaurants and bars only known by the locals. The tour guide will be very informative about art, history, culture and the architecture of the neighbourhoods. The menu includes traditional food such as: Tapioca crepes and cheese bread ( both gluten-free ), açai, café, cachaça, caipirinha, pastel, coxinha, brigadeiro, sweets and cakes, sugarcane juice, Brazilian nuts, fruits, juices and craft beer. You can also choose one typical meal. This menu varies a little depending on the places visited . We also have options for vegetarians. This tour is in small groups, (no more than 10 people). We will walk and use public transportation.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$72.00
$80.00
$8.00 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$72.00
$80.00
$8.00 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Urban Art Tour in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

Urban Art Tour in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

Have you ever stopped to analyze what is drawn and painted on the walls of a big city? Do you know what is the purpose and meaning of the drawings and their motives? Rio Alternative Tour invites you to discover the city of Rio de Janeiro through this ephemeral street art. A lovely, dynamic tour full of passion and feeling of Brazilian and international artistic expression. A surprising and unusual experience that will open your mind and make you aware of the importance of keeping your eyes open when walking in Rio. You will get to know the more alternative and "cool" side of the city of Rio. Explore the vibrant street art scene located in the port area. You will go through about 50 large murals and graffiti. It will be revealed to you, through our attentive tour guides, the best kept secrets about the works and their artists. They will discover spaces that are far from being touristy, but at the same time are the heart of the Brazilian urban artistic movement.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.00
Price varies by group size
From
$35.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

We take you on a journey through time. If you enjoy history and culture, this is the perfect tour for you. In this half-day tour, we will visit the Cinelandia Square, a place surrounded by the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipality Chamber of Rio. We will also visit the Praça XV, a place surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, the Paço Imperial and Arco dos Teles. We will go through the Arco dos Teles to go to the CCBB and reach the Mosteiro de São Bento.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
Taking safety measures

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

star-4
Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) hours of operation?
A:
Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) hours of operation: Closed Mondays Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 12 pm to 5 pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Rio de Janeiro National Fine Arts Museum (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes)?