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
Largo do Boticário and Nearby Attractions on Map
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