4 hours (under request)
Roberto Burle Marx (Sao Paulo, 1909-Rio de Janeiro, 1994) is known internationally as one of the most important landscape architects of the 20th century. An artist of multiple facets, besides being a landscape designer he was also a remarkable painter, sculptor, singer and jewerly designer. The Garden is located outside Rio in the estate of Barra de Guaratiba where he bought in 1949 a 365,000 square meter / 100 acres . Visitors can see more than 3,500 species of plants, an extraordinary collection of religious images and pottery from the River Jequitinhonha Valley, and, of course, Burle Marx’s own paintings.