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Our first stop in Rio and I must say I was impressed. The theatre building is outstanding and the surrounding buildings are pretty amazing too.
We had lunch in one of the restaurants on the square and it was great food. There were a few...More
Cinelândia Square is a spacious and beautiful public square in the old city center of Rio de Janeiro. Its official name is Praça Floriano Peixoto, in honor of Brazil’s second President, Marshal Floriano Peixoto whose monument was erected in the center of the squire in...More
We arrived by metro from Ipanema at the Cinelandia Station and walked up into the middle of a large, very pretty square surrounded by a number of architecturally very beautiful buildings.
Turns out that when this square was being remodeled in the early part of...More
The oddly named Cinalandia is a busy mix of roads and pedestrian areas with views of some impressive buildings. The city assembly building is bettered by the National Library( unfortunately being renovated when we arrived- so screened) and the Theatre which is a very impressive...More
Took the Bonde from Santa Teresa and ended up here. This is a large pedestrian urban space with attractive architecture and a couple of museums worth visiting. Mostly we wandered and people watched, since it was Carnival and packed with visitors. Not sure of the...More
This is a very nice square in the heart of downtown and where I love to start whenever I'm showing "centro" to visitors. There's lots around to see and visit (Theater, Library, Fine Arts Museum, etc), just be smart and keep a low profile when...More
In addition to the very spectacular Teatro Municipal / Opera House, Cinelandia offers interesting classic and some Art Deco architecture set around a pleasant square. So named because there were many cinemas here in the '20's and 30's, it is easily accessible by Rio's excellent...More
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.