Sítio Burle Max

Guided tour in Rio de Janeiro

Gardens of Burle Marx 

Discover the Gardens of Roberto Burle Marx, a modernist landscape architect and painter that innovated dynamic use of plants, for which he is internationally noted for exploring and using plants of his native Brazil and instrumental in advocating the preservation and awareness of native flora.

At the same time, he voraciously sought and experimented with adaptable and dynamic plants from all over the world.

In Barra de Guaratiba neighborhood on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Burle Marx began taking expeditions into the Brazilian rain forest with gather plant specimens, landscape architects, architects and other researchers to gather plant species making a rocky field into a relaxing garden.

He was mindful of the dynamic of walking through a garden by a sensation of mobility that is an important element of experiencing his landscapes making clever use of enormous scale, lighting and reflection particularly in his use of water.

Lets share this experience visiting his Robert Burle Marks Cottage and Gardens also being spread in the busy Rio city.

Robert Burle Marks Garden Tour

8 Hours Tour

Our tour visit is made by previous appointment to be able to see the Garden that holds a botanical and landscape collection with about 3.500 species.
The will be oriented by a local botanic guide with a certain number of people in each group.
In addition to the landscaping of gardens and plant collections, in the house, as in the time in Burle Marx there lived, are preserved the furniture, the collections of sacred art, paintings and sculptures of the own and of contemporary artists, pre-Columbian art, works of Brazilian popular art in ceramics of the Valley of Jequitinhonha, objects of decoration, as well as a collection of shells.
After lunch in a local restaurant in the área, is a must visit the Museu Casa Do Pontal considered to be the largest and most important Museum of Folk Art in Brazil. Its collection – the result of 40 years of research and travel throughout Brazil by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque.

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With Brazilian and Italian citizenship, but born in the city of Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil, I've being a Flight Attendant for over 20 years having the chance to exchange cultures and learn more about people from different countries; I also lived 3 years in Italy, 2 years in the United Arab Emirates, 6 months in Argentina and 4 years in the United States.

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