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FROM LEME TO PONTAL – BRAZIL BEYOND THE TOURIST SIGHTS

Your journey to other regions of Brazil starts here.

TRAVEL THROUGH THE REAL TRADITIONS, LEGENDS AND TALES OF BRAZIL. DISCOVER CASA DO PONTAL MUSEUM.

Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City and Olympic host, full of charm, beaches and tourist attractions, is also the centre of Brazilian art and culture. The Casa do Pontal Museum is the largest folk museum in the country and its collection takes you on a journey through the customs and traditions of the different regions. With its 8,000 objects that portray everyday, festive, imaginary and religious events, Casa do Pontal Museum houses permanent and temporary exhibitions to reveal the essence of a multifaceted country. And, to learn about all these attractions, just embark on an incredible ride from your hotel lobby along the Rio beaches from Leme to Pontal. You will be amazed at what Brazil has to offer besides the tourist sights.

Admired by foreign personalities - writer José Saramago, for example, applauded by Brazilians such as musician Gilberto Gil and recognized as an Artistic and Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro, is a must on Rio excursions.

LEME AO PONTAL – BRAZIL BEYOUND THE TOURISTIC SIGHTS

To get to know all this beauty we developed one excursion called: “ Leme ao Pontal – Brazil beyond the touristic sights”, an excursion that besides riding along most of the city’s shore, includes a casual and ludic musical visit to museum’s collection.

The excursion includes:

- Transportation*

- Bilingual and specialized guide.

- Admission tickets

- Musical visit to the collection


BOOKING


The excursion “Leme ao Pontal – Brazil beyond the touristic sights” can be booked for a private group from Tuesdays to Sundays. To check availability, prices and book your group, please call: +55 21 2524.1005 / +55 21 99999.4157 or e-mail contact@curumim.tur.br

Bilingual Guides

On weekends the galleries have staff on duty to provide information to visitors in English and Portuguese. Museu Casa do Pontal is open regularly Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The explanatory texts for the permanent collection are in Portuguese, English and French.

Guided musical tours for Brazilian and foreign tourists

A guided tour is offered in Portuguese and English to highlight the creativity and cultural heritage originating in the working classes. During the visit, actors and musicians may accompany the participants on a journey through the cultural universe of various regions in Brazil. The written material contains information about the Museum and the collection of Jacques Van Beuque, on the works themselves and what they represent, with information about the lives of the artists and regions where they work. In addition, the folk songs are researched and performed, accompanied by musical instruments, throughout the tour.

This service is provided by appointment and may be held from Tuesday to Sunday upon request, at an additional cost. Advance payment is required.