The Museu Chacara do Ceu is a Brazil attraction unlike any other. The museum is the mansion of Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Mayo. The name means Country House in the Sky and the setting is the hills of Santa Teresa in Rio De Janeiro. The architecture of the house and the exquisite gardens are reason enough to put this on your list of things to do in Brazil.
Once inside you will be treated to exhibits of European painters such as Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Dali. There is a nice collection of native Brazilian art with many 19th century landscape pieces. The third main collection is of Chinese pottery. In addition to the remarkable art, you will find an impressive collection of books and some pieces of furniture. The setting, the art and the history of the Museu Chacara do Ceu make it a museum worth putting on your list of places to visit in Brazil.
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