Cinelandia, Rio de Janeiro

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Stepping out of the metro station at Cinelandia is like stepping back a hundred years in time, in terms of architecture. In the early 20th century, a series of monumental buildings were erected around the square, including the Municipal Theater, the Brazilian National Library, the Rio de Janeiro Municipality, and the Higher Court. Although the square is officially called Praça Floriano Peixoto, the square is more commonly known as Cinelandia ("Cinema Land") after Spanish entrepreneur Francisco Serrador built a series of tall buildings that concentrated the best cinemas of the city. Most of the cinemas are now closed, but you will still find Cinelandia a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Cinelandia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Rio de Janeiro Edition.
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  • We arrived by metro from Ipanema at the Cinelandia Station and walked up into the middle of a large, very pretty square surrounded by a number of architecturally very beautiful buildings. Turns out th...  more »
  • The place is nice, has a metro station and the TRAM passes in front. Has beautiful moments like the municipal theater and the building of the City Council. Has many bars and restaurants nearby. Stay right in the center of town. Next to the Santos Dumont Airport and the largo da Carioca. Attention with the beggars and street dwellers, mts malicious of them waiting for an opportunity to commit small crimes. Try to stay tuned with their belongings, especially handbags, phones and cameras.
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  • The Cinelândia is interesting place, mtos places to visit and can do all on foot ... recommend enough ... is there one can visit the selaron staircase walk. ...
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