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Admittedly, most visitors come to Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the sun, sea and magnificent views from the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. Art and culture are usually not on top of the list. However, the inauguration of various new prestigious art museums may change all that.
With the Football World Cup in 2014 and the upcoming Olympic Games in 2016, Brazil has been investing not only in new stadiums but also in infrastructure. Streets are being repaved, the subway expanded and old colonial neighbourhoods renovated. To entertain the large numbers of expected visitors, the city’s cultural calendar is being extended. From local art to life in the future: the 3 most exciting new museums in Rio are listed right here.