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Sao Paulo’s Museum of Art, The MASP

When visiting Sao Paulo you must head over to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) to see one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Western art in Latin America.  The modern building with its four red pillars supporting the body of the structure, is considered a city landmark; was completed in 1968 and designed […]

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Walking distance from San Telmo, you will find the area of Puerto Madero, one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world.  The streets of Puerto Madero which pay homage to the outstanding women in Argentina’s history, has become an exclusive residential, gastronomic and business center of the city.  There are tons of cute […]

Exploring Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

I know some of you reading this think cemeteries are morbid, sad, scary etc, but the Cementerio de la Recoleta ( Recoleta Cemetery) which was built in 1946 is something you absolutely must visit. Walking through the Recoleta Cemetery feels more like strolling through a massive outdoor art gallery showing a unique exhibition of sculptures […]

Experience The Beauty of Recoleta and Our Lady of Pilar

Walking through the area of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina feels a lot like walking through Paris; there are beautiful gardens, historical monuments, sculptures scattered throughout, high end shopping, small craft fairs and of course some beautiful churches.  Rather than just reading through a guide book, I personally feel churches provide a wonderful insight to […]

Rainy Day? Explore The Mac Museum

Another rainy day?  Head over the Niterói Bridge and visit the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum(MAC).  I love and hate the drive over the bridge on a foggy day… with the long 8.25mile drive and deep fog rolling in, it feels like you are acting out a scene from a scary movie! Once you make it […]

Sugar Loaf

The height and unmistakable outline of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf )makes it one of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. The most popular way of reaching the top is to take the glass-paneled cable car (Bondinho in Portuguese) which has been running every 20 minutes since 1912.  Don’t worry, it has been rebuilt/ updated since […]

Are You A Fan Of Modern Art? Head Over To The MAM

Since I enjoy seeing the exhibits at the MOMA in NYC, I figured I should head over and check out Rio’s version the MAM.  The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, begun in 1954, and was designed by Reidy.  The building is by far his most striking design with rows of angled concrete ribs […]