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.
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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
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
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...
Great place to have lunch and seize the view of Guanabara Bay. The ancient restaurant ALBAMAR, good food, but the most is the view.
The place is under repair due to Olympic games. it is still dirty and dark. restauration is in progress.
This place has its meaning for Brazil but... I wouldn´t recommend It for foreigners, this place is dangerous, lots of robbery...
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
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
Many beggars, dirty smelly streets, dangerous at certain hours. Few attractions, tourist shops more expensive compared to other regions such as the Saara.