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Boticario Square

Rua Cosme Velho 6 | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-900, Brazil
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Beautiful old houses in terrible shape

It's lovely but in really bad shape, if you like old buildings and photography you will love this... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
evyboo
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
A small tasting of Old Rio

A very small spot. But, through this small square surrounded by old houses, one can figure out how... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
carlosmp
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
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8 Jul 2015
“Beautiful old houses in terrible shape”
17 Jun 2015
“A small tasting of Old Rio”
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Rua Cosme Velho 6 | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-900, Brazil
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's lovely but in really bad shape, if you like old buildings and photography you will love this place, it's small but it has its charm! If you have time spare and you are already in the area (Cosme Velho, where the Corcovado station is)...More

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 18 June 2015

A very small spot. But, through this small square surrounded by old houses, one can figure out how nice Rio was a century ago. Worth the detour!

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 5 April 2015

As one reviewer already pointed out, this group of what were once no doubt beautiful examples of the colonial architecture which Rio seems to scorn today, are but a short walk uphill and on the other side of the street from the boarding station for...More

Thank PTRio
Reviewed 6 February 2013

A very small square just up the road from the entrance to Christ the Redeemer. Worth the visit if you are waiting for your train departure. Sadly in need of some major investment to restore the houses around the square to their former glory. That...More

4  Thank elsiek
Reviewed 21 December 2012

It is a beautiful little nieghborhood, but it has been neglected for soo long that it is literaly falling apart. Dangerous at nighttime, go during the daytime! Very close to the access of Paineiras anbd the Christ Statue.

Thank Tomas G
Reviewed 11 September 2012

It is a smal square , fairly well preserved with houses from the 19th century. It is worth a stop on the way to Dona Marta and the Corcovado.

Thank jarlbertil
Reviewed 20 January 2012

But it is good for a 10 minute visit only and there is nothing nearby on walking distance. However, it is on the way to the Corcovado.

Thank Frederico N
Reviewed 16 January 2012

An apparently very old little square in a quiet neighborhood in Rio. But the houses were actually built less than a century ago, designed to look much older than they are. But it works. The result is great. A peaceful place, very close to the...More

1  Thank rpdiehl
Reviewed 28 December 2011

THey have the facade of 6 old houses showing how rich Cariocas (Rio de Janeiro Locals) used to live in the past. Just takes 3 minutes to see everything and the place is close to the boarding area to the Corcovado Mountain train.

Thank PedroM0
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Amazing colonial style small square, surrounded by rainforest and houses of the XVII and XVII. A pleasant haven, . However, due to its wilderness location, avoid it at night. Indeed, it is more beautiful by early afternoon. A river runs beneath the refuge, giving a...More

4  Thank GUSDALI
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