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Roberto Burle Marx Site (Sítio Roberto Burle Marx) Tours

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Roberto Burle Marx Site (Sítio Roberto Burle Marx)
Brazil’s most famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx, left his legacy all over the country and was known for creating some of the most beautiful park spaces in the city of Rio. His own home, the big estate that is today known as the Roberto Burle Marx Site (Sítio Roberto Burle Marx), is no exception and is undoubtedly one of his masterpieces. The property is a former banana plantation, which Marx bought together with his brother in 1949 and transformed into intricately designed gardens. Today, over twenty years after the owner’s death, it takes 18 gardeners to care for the 40 hectare property, despite the almost complete lack of flowers. This design choice was Marx’s signature, as he wanted to achieve aesthetic timelessness and avoid seasonal changes. Instead, grasses, layers of shrubs and palm trees create flowing transitions between varying shades of green, with the occasional bromeliad adding a pop of color. 

The gardens aren’t the only highlight though. Inside Marx’s original farmhouse and studio, many of his paintings, furniture and sculptures are on display and show the creative force of a design genius. You see, the famous designer was never married or had children and instead, dedicated his life to tirelessly working on his art. Visitors can also walk through the big dining room, where Marx welcomed Rio’s art world and admire the music room.

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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx can be found in the Barra de Guaratiba neighborhood in the west of Rio de Janeiro. Marx’s estate opens Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 1:30pm, but a reservation in advance is necessary.
Address: Estrada Roberto Burle Marx, 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Barra de Guaratiba, Brazil
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-1:30pm
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Private Tour: Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

Private Tour: Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

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The Sitio Roberto Burle Marx is a magnificent private estate, once belonging to Brazilian landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx. On this private tour, explore the estate at your own pace, visit the Burle Marx House museum, and admire the vast botanical gardens, which include over 3,500 species of tropical and subtropical plants from all around the world.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$90.55
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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

Sitio Roberto Burle Marx Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

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Visit the Roberto Burle Marx home and gardens during a private 4-hour tour from Rio. In the company of a local guide, explore the home of this artists and designer, surrounded by lush property filled with native plants. The Sitio Roberto Burle Marx is built in a distinctly Brazilian style, including elements of cubism and abstractionism. Walk through the peaceful gardens and admire the home's collection of folk art while learning about his life, work and esthetic from your knowledgeable guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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The landscaper Burle Marx and its site - cultural heritage

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The landscaper Burle Marx and its site - cultural heritage

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Burle Marx, the multiple artist, was a collector of plants and objects of art and design, among which Brazilian folk art stands out, displayed on the site where one can visit the seventeenth-century church restored by him. The visit to the Burle Marx Site is a highly inspiring and rare opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of nature preservation as we observe one of the most important collections of tropical plants in the world. After the visit to the site, we will continue to Pedra de Guaratiba and its lush beaches. In an attempt to dominate Rio de Janeiro in the XVI century, the French chose this place to setlle down and follow by land towards the shores of Guanabara Bay. Pedra de Guaratiba keeps many stories to tell its visitors. Following the beaches of Grumari, Prainha, Macumba, Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado, Leblon and Ipanema.
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  • 5 hours
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$74.49
$93.12
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Private Tour Sitio Burle Marx and Casa do Pontal

Private Tour Sitio Burle Marx and Casa do Pontal

Architecture, art and nature lovers, we also think of you! Join us for a Full day tour of Rio's most beautiful and important botanical paradise, where you can see for yourself the perfect balance between innovative design and the natural spectacle of the tropics in the hands of a genius like Burle Marx. Then, you will meet the shining spot of popular Carioca art in the Casa do Pontal Museum. Here you won't find Mona Lisas, but vibrant art pieces that show the creative side of the everyday artist of our beautiful city. Visit also the Grumari and Prainha beach.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Hiking Tour to Telégrafo Rock - Rio de Janeiro

Private Hiking Tour to Telégrafo Rock - Rio de Janeiro

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Located in the West side of Rio, inside the huge Pedra Branca State park, with plenty of native forest and wild life. At 1,161 feet (354 meters) high, Pedra do Telégrafo, offers sweeping views of wild beaches, Tijuca forest, Barra da Tijuca and the famous Restinga da Marambaia, almost 43km long white sand strip with restrict access. You can stand on top of or hang from a large, sharp rock, which isn’t actually very far off the ground, your camera angle can make it appear like you’re a daredevil about to fall down the mountainside. The best selfie ever! On the way back we will drive by Grumari, Prainha, Macumba and Recreio dos Bandeirantes beaches. If you are traveling alone let us know that we can include you in an existing group.
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  • 5 hours
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$57.35
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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$80.00
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
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$120.00
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Rio: Sitio Burle Marx and Cachaça Distillery Private Tour

Rio: Sitio Burle Marx and Cachaça Distillery Private Tour

Visit the incredible Burle Marx Site, one of the most important collections of tropical and semi-tropical plants in the world. Also make a stop at a Cachaça distillery to learn how the famous Brazilian drink is made. Then, enjoy a visit to a local beach with free time to swin or, if you are more into history and culture, visit some more museums.
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  • 9 hours
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$159.99
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Roberto Burle Marx Site (Sítio Roberto Burle Marx) hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-1:30pm. 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.
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