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Description: Rio de Janeiro Fine Art National Museum
The collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts started with a group of paintings brought to Brazil by Dom Joao VI of Portugal, in 1808, and expanded a few years later with the collection put together by Joachin Lebreton, who commanded the French Artistic Mission, originating the country's most important art gallery. The museum's collection was enriched, of course, with important acquisitions throughout the XIX and XX centuries. The museum was officially created on January 13, 1937.
Address: Av. Rio Branco, 199, Centro. Phone: (21) 2219 8474.
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm. Weekends and Holidays from 12pm to 7pm.
Fees: R$ 5,00 (roughly 2.50 dollars). Free admission on Sundays.Photo by: Vagner Carvalheiro