MAC Niteroi

The Niterói Contemperary Art Museum (MAC) is a spectacular sight and one of the many peculiar landmarks of Rio de Janeiro. Oscar Niemeyer designed this peculiar looking building, that was completed in 1996, and is said to symbol the famous architect arriving in Rio in a UFO.

The MAC is located in Niteroi, on the opposite side of Guanabara Bay from Rio downtown, where you have an amazing perspective of Rio from afar. The exhibitions here change every now and then, they also host different events. Check out the museums official website here.

Although one thing is what is going inside those UFO walls, the place is worth a visit only to see the building from the outside. You have probably never seen anything like it.

 

Mac Niteroi Oscar Niemeyer

 

The entrance of the MAC with the Sugar Loaf in the background.

 

MAC

The UFO on a sunny day.

 

To get there you need to take the bus or the boat from Rio, the boat is probably your fastest option, depending on traffic, but a buss crossing the bridge is also a memorable experience.

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