Cassino do Lago, Lambari

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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. To visit Cassino do Lago and other attractions in Lambari, use our Lambari vacation website .
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  • Nice location, historical monument, extraordinary architecture. Point of view the Lake Guanabara, another landmark of the town of Astyanax.
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  • The imposing building is closed. It's beautiful. Has being in maintenance cards but it seems that the reform has already been completed. Stay on the edge of a lake. A great tourist attraction abandoned. Like all around the Lake.
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  • The building has an imposing architecture and went through renovations. Beautiful but closed to visitors. Is located right in the Centre and visit only allows meet outside.
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  • Beautiful building.
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  • A real waste of a beautiful and rich cultural heritage. Should be converted to a museum or cultural centre, pousada urgently beyond declared as patrimony.
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  • Regrettable as it is treated the architectonic patrimony, in this country, the city has seen its glory days.
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  • Is under construction
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  • Historic location with wonderful view of Lake ...
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