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MAC Niteroi - Museum of Contemporary Art

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Perched on a cliff above a beach, this striking, flyer-saucer-like building houses contemporary art and enjoys splendid views across the bay.
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Mirante da Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24210-470, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a chance to see the exterior but that is an attraction in itself. The flying saucer is amazing with the sea and the green hills in the background.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget about Corcovado or the Sugar Loaf, here is something different to visit in Rio - Oscar Niemeyer's MAC (or museum for Contemporary Art). The 1990's project is located in Niteroi and is shaped like a flying saucer, or rather a flower. The iconic Brazilian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnneML63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit of a trek outside the city, but well worth it. What an amazing building. The exhibitions were insignificant but the views were magical. It has a really special feel

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sinderella3
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit and taking the tour. The building is amazing; the views of the bay are breathtaking. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank harborcritic
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niteroi is a nice place to visit with teenagers. Amazing architecture and different exhibitions are available, great woman artists with beautiful stories. Temporary exhibitions are also available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 130carolinez
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This building was designed by the renown Brazilian architect Neyer Meyer. Inside there was a sign saying that to compensate for women suffering discrimination when making art, they were exposing womens only art. (Personally I don't think this is true. You see a painting you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank louisl158
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The architecture alone, by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer, is worth the trip. We got an Uber, but understand that you can ferry across to suburban Niteroi and take a cab to the museum. There are exhibits on the upper two levels. When we went we were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 703maryt
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The architecture is wonderful and the building definitely is worth a visit. Sadly, the art inside was very disappointing. We saw wonderful art in the government museums, so curating issues???

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You really come here to see the building which it’s a piece of art itself, sadly the exhibition is poor and bad curated

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CGBM1
Reviewed 14 October 2017

From Rio it is a pleasant ferry boat ride to Niteroi, then 10 minutes in cab (don't go by foot) to find a very special building. The exhibition is small but the view on the bay from the inside is incredible and the building itself...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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13 June 2017|
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Response from Joao J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's a táxi point, over there.
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