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3 weeks ago
“A very famous square steeped in history”
14 Jul 2015
“Former Heart of Empire Close to Cardiac Arrest”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The square isn't the most spectacular around but is important in the early history of the city and of Brazil . The old palace has interesting exhibits and the large church is very impressive, so worth a quick visit.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 15 July 2015

There was a time when Praca XV was at the heart of a powerful and progressive empire, the center of pomp and pageantry. Now it's so deteriorated that it will be hard to resuscitate. A revitalization is possible, but seems implausible. A pair of important...More

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This square was much quieter than Cinelândia and Largo da Carioca, both of which were near the major subway stations. It was rather peaceful because of many trees in the square. It’s amazing to know how a garbage disposal site was transformed into a historically...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Saturday mornings. The most bargain-possible location in the whole of Rio. You can find that long, lost, left shoe lace or 17th century Portuguese Faiana pottery piece being sold side by side. Don't miss it! Snooze you lose...

3  Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Great place to have lunch and seize the view of Guanabara Bay. The ancient restaurant ALBAMAR, good food, but the most is the view.

1  Thank RNaar_13
Reviewed 15 February 2013

The place is under repair due to Olympic games. it is still dirty and dark. restauration is in progress.

1  Thank CarmemE
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This place has its meaning for Brazil but... I wouldn´t recommend It for foreigners, this place is dangerous, lots of robbery...

1  Thank AlineRio
Reviewed 14 October 2012

When the king of Portugal fled his country, afraid of Napoleon's might, he made this building (Paco Imperial) his home. Its a place filled with history and there is a small museum inside where you can read about the importance of the square and the...More

1  Thank Amanda_Mey
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Excellent spot with lots of history - great little streets to walk into with outdoor restaurants - if you didn't know better you'd think you were transposed into some area of Portugal in summer with everyone enjoying good food and drinks while listening to live...More

1  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Many beggars, dirty smelly streets, dangerous at certain hours. Few attractions, tourist shops more expensive compared to other regions such as the Saara.

1  Thank mustard2012
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
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