Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476 | Gávea
Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm
Former residence of banker family Moreira Salles, today this modernist house, a 1950’s architecture landmark, functions as one of the Rio’s best cultural centers. Hidden in a leafy street at Gávea, IMS hosts highly rated exhibitions (mostly about photography), live music and films sessions (off the commercial circuit). Plus it displays a vast archive of photography, music, literature and Brazilian iconography. The beautiful tropical garden was designed by Brazilian landscape architect Burle Marx. There is also a charming cafe serving breakfast on weekends and special afternoon tea on Thursdays.