Located in the center of Rio de Janeiro, the Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (CCBB) is also a central figure in Brazil’s art world. The building, a historic gem distinguished by its glass rotunda became Banco do Brasil headquarters in 1920. In the late 1980s, the Bank of Brazil decided to morph the space from a financial institution to a cultural institution and it fast became one of the most popular in the entire country. The cultural scope of the CCBB Past is vast and varied. The center has dedicated spaces for music, film, theater and art exhibitions. Major exhibits summon major crowds, like the Impressionismo:Paris e a Modernidade exhibit which drew over 500,000 visitors and art world superstar Yayoi Kusama, whose engaging exhibit was widely shared on social media. The CCBB has free entry every day. There are also CCBB locations in SP and Brasília, which also usually get the major CCBB Rio exhibits if you miss one.
Nearest station: Estação Uruguaiana
Open Daily 9am-9pm (closed Tue)