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Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art

A free museum inside a striking-looking neoclassical building is dedicated to 20th-century and contemporary South American art.

For more than 50 years, the Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art has been enthralling visitors with its paintings, prints and sculptures. The permanent collection of almost 3,000 pieces focuses on gaucho art of the 20th century, works inspired by the landscapes, lives and culture of the South American lowlands.

Before undertaking your art exploration, marvel at the architecture that has made the museum one of the city’s most recognizable buildings. The grandeur of this neoclassical structure with its arched windows and yellow façade stands out among the modern buildings that surround it.

See the collection of paintings by renowned gaucho painters such as Leopoldo Gotuzzo, Libindo Ferrás and Oscar Boeira. Look at pieces from the gaucho collection of engravings, some of which date back to the late 19th century. Study the collection of Brazilian paintings that encompasses work from the early 20th century to the present day and admire the creativity of contemporary painters from Latin America. The museum also has a collection of drawings, sculptures and watercolors.

As you make your way through the galleries, stop to appreciate some of the building’s architectural and design features. They include marble stairs, large stained-glass windows and coffered ceilings.

Enjoy the temporary exhibits that are held at the museum from time to time. These exhibitions come from a host of international galleries such as the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. To learn what’s on during your stay, visit the museum’s website. There, you will also find details of art classes that sometimes take place in workshop areas on the roof.

When you are feeling hungry, go to the Bistro de MARGS on the ground floor. Dine inside or on the outdoor terrace.

The Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art is open Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free. The museum is situated in downtown Porto Alegre and is easily reached by public transport.


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ibis budget Porto Alegre $26
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Avenida Julio de Castilhos 516, Porto Alegre
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ely Building and Porto Alegre Public Market. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Sao Pedro Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km). Rodoviaria Station is only a 4-minute walk and Rodoviaria de Porto Alegre Station is 6 minutes.

    Hotel Continental Porto Alegre e Centro de Eventos $47
    Hotel Continental Porto Alegre e Centro de Eventos

    Hotel Continental Porto Alegre e Centro de Eventos

    Largo Vespasiano Julio Veppo, 77, Centro, Porto Alegre, RS
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ely Building, Porto Alegre Public Market, and Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art. Sao Pedro Theater and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Rodoviaria de Porto Alegre Station is only a 2-minute walk and Rodoviaria Station is 5 minutes.

      Dan Inn Express Porto Alegre $25
      Dan Inn Express Porto Alegre

      Dan Inn Express Porto Alegre

      Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 201, Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, RS
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua da Praia, Porto Alegre Public Market, and Sao Pedro Theater. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mercado Station is 10 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 15 minutes.

        Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel $49
        Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel

        Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel

        Avenida Alberto Bins, 514, Centro Historico, Porto Alegre, RS
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua da Praia and Porto Alegre Public Market. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Sao Pedro Theater are also within 15 minutes. Mercado Station is 9 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 11 minutes.

          Everest Porto Alegre Hotel $36
          Everest Porto Alegre Hotel

          Everest Porto Alegre Hotel

          Rua Duque de Caxias, 1357, Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, RS
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro de Arena, Sao Pedro Theater, and Porto Alegre Public Market. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mercado Station is 12 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 20 minutes.

            Hotel Embaixador $34
            Hotel Embaixador

            Hotel Embaixador

            Rua Jeronimo Coelho, 354, Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, RS
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua da Praia, Sao Pedro Theater, and Porto Alegre Public Market. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mercado Station is 13 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 18 minutes.

              Hotel Express Centro Histórico $36
              Hotel Express Centro Histórico

              Hotel Express Centro Histórico

              Rua Sete de Setembro, 661, Centro Historico, Porto Alegre, RS
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Military Museum of the Southern Military Command and Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art. Sao Pedro Theater and Porto Alegre Public Market are also within 10 minutes. Mercado Station is 10 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 21 minutes.

                ibis Styles Porto Alegre Centro $36
                ibis Styles Porto Alegre Centro

                ibis Styles Porto Alegre Centro

                Rua Garibaldi 633, Porto Alegre, RS
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Floresta, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shopping Total, Porto Alegre Public Market, and Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art. Moinhos de Vento Park and Sao Pedro Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km). Rodoviaria de Porto Alegre Station is 6 minutes by foot and Rodoviaria Station is 9 minutes.