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“A taste of Rio past”
Review of Boticario Square

Boticario Square
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 photo opportunity of how life was in the past. Very safe in the day - don't go at night

4  Thank elsiek
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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
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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
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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
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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 sewage canal, once a quiet stream.

1  Thank rpdiehl
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