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Praça da República, Rio de Janeiro

The Praca de Republica in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is near the place where Brazil was proclaimed as a Republic in 1889.

The Praca de Republica in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is near the place where Brazil was proclaimed as a Republic in 1889. It has the Campo de Santana, a large park with roaming monkeys and capybaras.


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About Praça da República

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Praça da República and Nearby Sights on Map

São Francisco da Penitência Church

Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues

Petrobras Headquarters

The headquarters of the federal oil company is an interesting piece of Brutalist architecture by Roberto Luís Gandolfi, soaring 108 metres into the sky

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian

National Museum of Fine Arts

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

Rio Municipal Theatre

The Municipal Theatre in Rio is an Eclectic style opera house with Art Nouveau elements, inspired by the Paris Opéra House

Rio City Hall

The City Hall in Rio de Janeiro is the seat of the City Council

Old Cathedral

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

Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai

Site of the famous Rio Carnival parades, the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is a 700 metre long street flanked by grandstands and VIP boxes

Paço Imperial

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

National Library

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