Roberto Burle Marx Ranch

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The ranch where landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx lived from 1949 to 1994 has more than 3,500 types of local and foreign plants, some in danger of extinction. Many of them were discovered by Burle Marx during travels. Ironwood, palm, aloe and more than 200 types of bromeliad were introduced to landscape design by Burle Marx.

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The colonial style house and museum has paintings, panels, furniture and sculptures brought from his travels. The Cozinha da Pedra pavillion has a ceramic panel made by Burle Marx and the  printing workshop has a lamp made of dried plants also by Burle Marx. There is also a library with more than 2,500 books. The 360 square meter ranch is owned by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional - Iphan (National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage). 



General Information

Address: Barra de Guaratiba Road, 2.019, Barra de Guaratiba.
Phone: (+55 21) 2410-1412 - visits under appointment
Website: http://sitioburlemarx.blogspot.com
Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 1:30pm

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