Visiting Five of Rio’s Cultural Centers and Museums

The almost total destruction by fire of Rio’s Museu Nacional (National Museum) on Sunday, September 2nd has highlighted the need to value the country’s many and rich cultural institutions. Here are five that are well worth a visit.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When people think of Rio, museums are often not the first things that come to mind. However, Rio is rich in cultural centers and museums, containing a huge wealth and history, that can be visited for free or for very little money.

Sunday’s tragic fire at Rio’s Museu Nacional has further brought into sharp relief the long neglected state of many of Brazil’s . . .

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