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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Our first stop in Rio and I must say I was impressed. The theatre building is outstanding and the surrounding buildings are pretty amazing too. We had lunch in one of the restaurants on the square and it was great food. There were a few...More

Thank Grantwatson777
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Cinelândia Square is a spacious and beautiful public square in the old city center of Rio de Janeiro. Its official name is Praça Floriano Peixoto, in honor of Brazil’s second President, Marshal Floriano Peixoto whose monument was erected in the center of the squire in...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We arrived by metro from Ipanema at the Cinelandia Station and walked up into the middle of a large, very pretty square surrounded by a number of architecturally very beautiful buildings. Turns out that when this square was being remodeled in the early part of...More

1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The oddly named Cinalandia is a busy mix of roads and pedestrian areas with views of some impressive buildings. The city assembly building is bettered by the National Library( unfortunately being renovated when we arrived- so screened) and the Theatre which is a very impressive...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Took the Bonde from Santa Teresa and ended up here. This is a large pedestrian urban space with attractive architecture and a couple of museums worth visiting. Mostly we wandered and people watched, since it was Carnival and packed with visitors. Not sure of the...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 16 November 2016

One of the most beautiful architecture in the city!! Very detail work and well maintained. There are a few buildings around the square also, but this one is definitely the outstanding one

Thank MayLeetha
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is a very nice square in the heart of downtown and where I love to start whenever I'm showing "centro" to visitors. There's lots around to see and visit (Theater, Library, Fine Arts Museum, etc), just be smart and keep a low profile when...More

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This building is very elegantly and ornately decorated. I think it's the most beautiful building from the outside in Rio de Janeiro.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is such a beautiful place in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, with historical ornate buildings. You can have a gourgeous view of the Sugar Loaf form the top of the Teatro Municipal staircase.

Thank Bruna J
Reviewed 15 January 2016

In addition to the very spectacular Teatro Municipal / Opera House, Cinelandia offers interesting classic and some Art Deco architecture set around a pleasant square. So named because there were many cinemas here in the '20's and 30's, it is easily accessible by Rio's excellent...More

Thank 741ashleyg
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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