An open-air art exhibition, a medieval castle, a space to debate the future. Do you want to know the most different museums in Brazil? We have prepared an unmissable guide!

THE Brazil It is a country full of culture, history, technology, environment, research and many political and social upheavals. And what better place to gather, preserve and disseminate so much information and memories than a museum?

Our country has more than three thousand museums spread across different regions and with very diverse and interesting collections. There are also museums in which the architectural projects themselves have become part of history, such as those designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

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Many of these museums are famous and even make up the list of the best in the world precisely because they come out of the box. It's time to meet some of these museums and pay a visit to appreciate the culture and art here in Brazil, huh? Just look!

Inhotim Institute, Brumadinho (MG)

If you are visiting Belo Horizonte or nearby cities, you should reserve at least one day to visit the Institute Inhotim, which is 60 kilometers from the capital of Minas Gerais. The largest open-air art museum in Latin America unites nature and human creation in a way you've never seen. A series of pavilions and galleries bring together a contemporary art collection in 96 hectares of exhibition area, 700 of which are ecologically preserved. Inhotim shows how art and the environment are connected in an inspiring way.

Photo: Naiara Pontes / Flickr

Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

THE Museum of Tomorrow presents a proposal different from all Brazilian museums. Instead of recording facts and events from the past or rescuing memories, he questions the great changes, ideas and debates of the future on a planet that has been extremely modified. The Museum presents ways of how we can live in tomorrow, in the near future, and possibilities for transformation. The structure of the Museum of Tomorrow is made up of a fifteen thousand square meter playful building surrounded by water features.  

Photo: Matt Kieffer / Flickr

Ricardo Brennand Institute, Recife (PE)

Have you ever imagined entering a museum whose look reminds you of a medieval castle? THE Ricardo Brennand Institute and so. In the heart of Recife, on a path with all the imperial pomp, visitors can check out the vast collection individual by Ricardo Brennand, which has no less than the largest collection of the Dutch painter Frans Post. In addition, a collection of swords, daggers, knives, pocketknives and daggers can also be seen. Next to the museum, next to the remnants of the Atlantic Forest, there is also the workshop of the artist Francisco Brennand, in an area of almost fifteen thousand square meters with incredible works by the artist that is also worth a visit.

Photo: Marinelson Almeida / Flickr

Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON), Curitiba (PR)

The museum itself is an impressive work of art with its unique architecture designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The Eye Museum, as it is known by the residents of Curitiba, received the nickname because of the shape of one of its buildings, which closely resembles a giant human eye. THE MON It has a permanent collection and traveling shows, in addition to housing works by several renowned artists. There is still a green area outside the museum, a shop and a cafe.

Photo: Embratur Publicity

PUCRS Science and Technology Museum, Porto Alegre (RS)

Science, interactivity and knowledge come together in the PUCRS Science and Technology Museum. Located in Porto Alegre, it features hundreds of interactive attractions where visitors have the chance to learn a little more about science and technology in practice, a very fun experience especially for children. In its scientific collections there is a vast collection of fossils, archaeological discoveries, species from our biodiversity and objects of research by students from different countries.

Photo: Publicity PUCRS Museum

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