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Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues..
Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues.
Rua da Carioca, 5 - Centro
The headquarters of the federal oil company is an interesting piece of Brutalist architecture by Roberto Luís Gandolfi, soaring 108 metres into the sky
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art
The Municipal Theatre in Rio is an Eclectic style opera house with Art Nouveau elements, inspired by the Paris Opéra House
The City Hall in Rio de Janeiro is the seat of the City Council
The National Library in Rio de Janeiro is the largest library in Latin America and the 7th largest in the world, with a collection of over 9 million items
Officially known as Praça Floriano Peixoto in honour of the second president of Brazil, Cinelândia is a major public square in the heart of Rio de Janeiro that developed around the 18th century Ajuda Convent
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian
The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health
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
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