This is the true center of Rio and the site of one of the oldest markets in town. In the early days of the city, it was ... More
Praça XV de Novembro
This is the true center of Rio and the site of one of the oldest markets in town. In the early days of the city, it was located on the waterfront. Find local handcrafts, foods, ceramics, paintings, coins and stamps here. In the center of the square there is a chafariz (fountain) by the famous Brazilian sculptor Mestre Valentim. Sprung from politial and social life, this praça is named for Brazil's first president, Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca.
Visible in the distance from the top of the Corcovado and the whole Parque do Flamengo , it was the
longest bridge of its type in the world when it was finished in 1974. If you have a car, ...
Straight from fantasyland is this late 19th century green neo gothic palace sticking right out of Guanabara Bay. Designed by
Adolfo del Vecchio and completed in 1889, it was used to keep an eye on naval operations, and now ...
This is actually the first mile of the sandy crescent known as Copacabana. Located between the Morro do Leme and
Avenida Princesa Isabel, this stretch is less touristy than its more famous cousin. Locals like to bring the family ...
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