The Largo do Boticário (Apothecary's Square) is a delightful square in the Cosme Velho neighborhood with preserved colonial style houses that date back to 1831.
The Largo do Boticário (Apothecary's Square) is a delightful square in the Cosme Velho neighborhood with preserved colonial style houses that date back to 1831. Once home to the rich and famous, the locality has deteriorated, with the brightly colored houses currently standing in a dilapidated state.
Rua Cosme Velho
The Museum of Naïve Art in Rio de Janeiro is the largest museum of its type in the world, with over 8000 pieces, representative of over 130 countries, with many pieces for sale
The Guanabara Palace, formerly palace of the Imperial Princess, is now the governor's office
The towering statue of Christ the Redeemer standing with outstretched arms atop Corcovado overlooking the city is an iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro
The 710 metre high Corcovado mountain rises in the Tijuca Forest in west Rio de Janeiro, known for its statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city
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