By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - March 2nd marked the 448th anniversary of the city of Rio, as well as the opening ceremony for the new Museu de Arte do Rio (Art Museum of Rio), or MAR, which was attended by President Dilma Rousseff. Officially opened to the public on Tuesday, March 5th, the MAR is the newest attraction to the Port Zone in Rio's Centro, and an impressive structure combining old and new architecture.

The investment in the construction of the museum was R$79.5 million, a joint initiative of the city of . . .

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