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Parque Campo de Santana (locally called Praça da República or Republic Square or Central Park, just opposite the Central Station of RDJ) is located in Centro, downtown area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Established in 1873 and finally laid out in 1968 at an area...More
Date of experience: April 2018
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.