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Address: Rua Cosme Velho 6 | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-900, Brazil

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Beautiful old houses in terrible shape

It's lovely but in really bad shape, if you like old buildings and photography you will love this place, it's small but it has its charm! If you have time spare and you are... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

It's lovely but in really bad shape, if you like old buildings and photography you will love this place, it's small but it has its charm! If you have time spare and you are already in the area (Cosme Velho, where the Corcovado station is) then I would recommend it. If you do go, then don't miss the Museu Internacional... More 

Thank evyboo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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648 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

A very small spot. But, through this small square surrounded by old houses, one can figure out how nice Rio was a century ago. Worth the detour!

Thank carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

As one reviewer already pointed out, this group of what were once no doubt beautiful examples of the colonial architecture which Rio seems to scorn today, are but a short walk uphill and on the other side of the street from the boarding station for the train to the Christ statue. The properties themselves would easily be worthy of five... More 

Thank PTRio
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875 reviews
668 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

A very small square just up the road from the entrance to Christ the Redeemer. Worth the visit if you are waiting for your train departure. Sadly in need of some major investment to restore the houses around the square to their former glory. That said, you still get a feeling of how Rio was in the19th century and a... More 

4 Thank elsiek
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

It is a beautiful little nieghborhood, but it has been neglected for soo long that it is literaly falling apart. Dangerous at nighttime, go during the daytime! Very close to the access of Paineiras anbd the Christ Statue.

Thank Tomas G
Rio de Janeiro
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139 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

It is a smal square , fairly well preserved with houses from the 19th century. It is worth a stop on the way to Dona Marta and the Corcovado.

Thank jarlbertil
Rio de Janeiro
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255 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

But it is good for a 10 minute visit only and there is nothing nearby on walking distance. However, it is on the way to the Corcovado.

Thank Frederico N
Rio de Janeiro
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2012

An apparently very old little square in a quiet neighborhood in Rio. But the houses were actually built less than a century ago, designed to look much older than they are. But it works. The result is great. A peaceful place, very close to the busy Corcovado Railway station. Too bad the place smells no good, thanks to a nearby... More 

1 Thank rpdiehl
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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184 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

THey have the facade of 6 old houses showing how rich Cariocas (Rio de Janeiro Locals) used to live in the past. Just takes 3 minutes to see everything and the place is close to the boarding area to the Corcovado Mountain train.

Thank PedroM0
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1,246 reviews
407 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,726 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Amazing colonial style small square, surrounded by rainforest and houses of the XVII and XVII. A pleasant haven, . However, due to its wilderness location, avoid it at night. Indeed, it is more beautiful by early afternoon. A river runs beneath the refuge, giving a bucolic air to the place.


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