Formerly the office of the Bank of Brazil, it is now used to organize various international exhibitions for free visits. On the second floor is the exhibition hall, and on the fourth floor is a coin museum with precious coins from different countries and different times. Next to it is the Brazilian Banking Museum which shows the history of the development of the Brazilian Bank and the round office.
If it's sunny today, I probably won't go to the museum for as long as I do today! ___________ The museum is located in a busy area, and there are many cool things to do within walking distance, so it's not difficult to find time to visit. Now on display is a Brazilian children's television program from the 1990s, which has illusory colors and can walk around it. What I'm more interested in is a permanent exhibition about the history of money. There are many different notes and coins from all over the world. In my opinion, there are better museums in Rio worth visiting.
I stumbled across this place to get out of the beating sun. Situated near Rio's port, Centro Cultural do Banco - a former bank - is now a public space with several exhibitions and performance areas. The exhibition on Berlin that I saw was simply excellent. Well-curated - with a mix of sound, visuals and explanations - and extremely informative. My favorite part of this place are the bank safes that house some of the art work.
Even if the current exhibition is not very attractive to you, this place is worth visiting. Be sure to take a look at the basement, which used to be a bank vault. You can see the gate and the thick and strong. It's not very close to the subway station and can't be reached by bus (because it's on the pedestrian street). You may want to check the starting point of their free traffic. The ferry can shuttle in this area, and you'll get off in front of the scenic spot. There's also a safe way to get there if you visit at night, but if it's a weekend, it's worth recommending sightseeing around the city.
Sometimes it is so crowded, so it is better trying to go during the week.
You never know what you'll find here. One minute you're exiting a Mondrian exhibit, and suddenly there's a band of Roaring 20s flappers and musicians dancing around the rotunda. This is a great, free place to see art if you're in the area. And if you accidentally stumble upon it (like we did), it's a happy find.
Funding and concern is mainly made by the state-owned Banco Brazil. This century-old building is well maintained and houses various public exhibitions, at the national and international levels. Air conditioning and bathroom are very good. Although there is no restaurant. An old elevator will take you upstairs if you like.
It was a bank that was converted into a Cultural Center containing exhibitions, theatre and movies.