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Cassino do Lago, Lambari
(3.3/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
Palace-like building in front of the lake is Cassino do Lago and tells the story of entrepreneurship, joys, and decay. The casino was envisioned as an ambitious project by an enigmatic city mayor Dr. Americo Werneck in 1909. Money wasn’t the problem, and construction of the European inspired building began. Pines were brought from Russia, tiles from France and Portugal, stones from Asia. The music hall featured crystal chandeliers, walls were filled with floral motifs, Chinese and Japanese designers gave the final touches in decoration. The casino opened its doors for one night only, and after that, due to an absurd political disagreement, the doors were never re-opened. Most of the furniture was removed and the building is not very well maintained these days, but is worth the walk down history lane and testament of the times. A lighthouse illuminates the lake in front and produces a stained glass effect of the casino. Use our Lambari vacation planner to arrange your visit to Cassino do Lago and other attractions in Lambari.
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  • The attraction bills itself as soon as you enter the town, when it enters the Lake Guanabara, being very beautiful. This is not only a ex-cassino, but also a place with history, having connections with Getúlio Vargas and other names of our history. Picturesque location and, if possible, and should be visited
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  • I could not enter the building because it is under construction. But the external façade is a work aside. Magnificent architecture that stands out from the rest of the city. The building was a casino for a day and today is a space for events.
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  • Beautiful and with an interesting story. Not a good ride as the timetables of vista are restricted and in addition to the architecture of the building no more attractive. Is practically empty.
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  • Muito bonito.
  • Lindo, magnífico parece com um castelo. Pena que vive fechado. Mais é uma obra de arte !