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Bairro Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro

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Bairro Cosme Velho will provide you with a glimpse of old Rio. In this old neighborhood, you will find colonial architecture, heritage museums, numerous churches, and vibrant squares. Bairro Cosme Velho is home to Corcovado Railway Station, where you can board a train to visit Christ the Redeemer statue. A visit to Bairro Cosme Velho represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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  • The Bairro Cosme Velho is a nice district in Rio. Located in Zona Sul, it is adjacent to Laranjeiras district. Essentially residential, it is a pretty neighbourhood - quiet and calm, lovely to walk ar...  more »
  • Nice, big, old houses, lots of gardens and green spaces, a neighbourhood that climbs up the hill and has nice views. It travels the visitor back in time, but I would suggest to walk to the top of Sant...  more »
  • Great older neighborhood, however the nearby favela means burglarys are common. Nice for a drive through, some truly outstanding architecture from the days when Rio was the capitol of Brasil.  more »