It’s raining, you’re on vacation and don’t want to be stuck in your hotel or apartment. What a better day than to visit one of Rio’s many museums. The newest and one of our favorites is the Museu de Arte do Rio. Located in Centro, it can be reached by subway, (exit at Uruguiana station – and it a short walk from there) or by bus or taxi.
Other local Rio de Janeiro museums to visit:
Museu do Art Moderno (MAM) http://www.mamrio.com.br
Palacio de Catete – for history buffs, contains the Museu da Republica or Museum of the Republic.
Copacabana Fort – http://www.fortedecopacabana.com