The Historical Museum of the City of Rio de Janeiro / MHCRJ was created as a result of the expansion of museums in the nineteenth century and its origins are linked to the beginning of the Republic in Brazil and the role of political center that Rio de Janeiro represented in this context.
Estrada Santa Marinha s/nº, access at the end of Marquês de São Vicente Street, in Gávea - Rio de Janeiro/RJ
MHCRJ Visiting hours:
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Tuesday-Sunday.
Admission to the museum is free.
Park visiting hours:
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Mondays, when the park is closed for maintenance. During the summer time the park is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Popularly known as the "Parque da Cidade", the Municipal Natural City Park covers an area of almost 470,000 m2. With its entry in Gavea neighborhood, it extends to the Tijuca National Park, constituting an Integral Municipal Environmental Conservation Unit.
In the timeline below you will find some of the major landmarks in the history of the city of Rio de Janeiro, divided chronologically.
This selection does not intend to conduct a full survey of Rio's chronology, but seeks to grant a better understanding of how the city was originated, developed and reached the twenty-first century.
This online exhibition brings together 103 works of art and pieces of the MHCRJ's collection, from Thomas Ender and Debret's watercolors to blueprints of Av. Central's opening, and objects of day-to-day Rio's resident.
The City Historical Museum of Rio de Janeiro created a Facebook page for a closer relationship with those who study, research, or simply love Rio.
In this site, the museum will share their photographic collections and other documents, as well as establishing a closer contact with the public.