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.
It was a bank that was converted into a Cultural Center containing exhibitions, theatre and movies.
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.