Boticario Square, Rio de Janeiro

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Boticario Square is a historical location that provides an educational glimpse of how Rio was during the colonial times: a small city square and large fairly well preserved houses surrounded by lush vegetation, with a river running on the edge of the square. This tranquil square is close to Christ the Redeemer entrances and the Corcovado railway station. You can take a brief walk through it while you are waiting for a train departure. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Boticario Square and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Largo do Boticário is a place little known among the locals. Located in the alley of the Apothecary, in the Cosme Velho neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, is still a little visited place, either by the lack of security on which our whole town is living or by the ignorance of the place. This late 19th-century relic is a true back to the past. Largo has a bucolic air and keep the marks of a glorious past of architecture in Brazil. There, there are still some varieties of Portuguese tiles that help tell a bit more of the history of the neighborhood, as the name "Apothecary". The name of the alley and off comes from Joaquim Luís da Silva Souto, apothecary who had your establishment in old street Right, currently First Street March in downtown Rio. The square is near the Church of St. Jude, the famous Solar dos Pineapples (which unfortunately is closed) and is just a few metres above the railway station of the Corcovado. A curiosity is that the secret agent James Bond movie was filmed there (007 against the rocket of death of 1979). Important to note is that, if you are know the place always go together, even if it is a resident of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • I really wanted to visit Largo do Boticario very much before even travelling to Rio. When I found out that it was featured in the "Mooraker" James Bond 007 movie I checked the movie again and I was li...  more »
  • Go there after visiting the Christ Redemptor but dont plan to go only for this. It’s verry little but lovely and attypical. Nice atmosphere of old Rio. Everything is seen in 5 minutes  more »

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