Paço Imperial 2.5 rating

  Cultural Attractions

The Old Imperial Palace was built in 1743 as the Governor House, used as the Viceroy’s Palace after 1763, and also served as a royal residence and workplace in the 19th century. The impressively modest Colonial Portuguese style mansion was converted into a mail office when Brazil became a Republic in 1889, and was restored in 1984 to become the cultural centre it is today.

It hosts changing art exhibitions, concerts and movie screenings. It also houses the Paulo Santos Library, which has several rare books from the 16th to 18th centuries.



About Paço Imperial

 Praça XV de Novembro 48 - Centro

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Paço Imperial and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral(0.1 km)
The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is an 18th century church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, that served as the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro from 1808 until 1976.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa(2.8 km)
Santa Teresa is a hill-side neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its winding, narrow alleys lined with 19th – 20th century mansions of the wealthy.

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park(1.7 km)
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Gloria Church

Gloria Church(2 km)
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay.

Glória Inlet

Glória Inlet(1.7 km)
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay.

Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace(0.1 km)
The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts(0.6 km)
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art.

Tram Museum

Tram Museum(2.1 km)
The small Tram Museum has photos of and artifacts from the glory days when trams were all over Rio, including some models of old tramcars and lots of electrical equipment.

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