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Casa Roberto Marinho

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Casa Roberto Marinho

Casa Roberto Marinho

Casa Roberto Marinho, a recent addition to Rio's roster of museums, occupies the former residence of journalist Roberto Marinho in the heart of Floresta da Tijuca, not far from the Cristo Redentor funicular railway. The design of the 1939 mansion was inspired by that of Solar de Megaípe, a seventeenth-century Pernambuco hacienda. The house’s garden is a work of art in itself: Originally designed by renowned landscape architect, Burle Marx, it’s been revived as a sanctuary for exquisite botanical species, endemic to the Mata Atlántica, or Atlantic Forest, Brazil's threatened coastal forest. Inside, another revival has taken place, as the house is once again a place for artistic expression. The tropical museum's collection showcases Brazilian artists from Marinho’s era, and it is definitely worth a visit.