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Passeio Público, Rio de Janeiro

Commissioned in 1779, Passeio Publico was the first public park in the Americas.

Commissioned in 1779, Passeio Publico was the first public park in the Americas. The park has a pond with ironwork fountains, granite pyramids, and a Rococo-style gate.


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About Passeio Público

 Rua Texeira de Freitas at Rua Mestre Valentim

Passeio Público and Nearby Sights on Map

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Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro)

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National Library

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National Museum of Fine Arts

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Gloria Church

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