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Cinelandia, Rio de Janeiro
(3.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Cinelandia and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.
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  • The place has many restaurants and bars with fair price and several tourist attractions are around the Cinelândia. Has subway and TRAM which are the best options. I consider a place that has policing, but it is still dangerous and better not wear jewelry or display valuables. I think an unmissable exhibition attraction.
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  • This square is officially called the Praça Floriano but everyone calls the Cinelândia (also the metro station at this square is called so) because it once the cinema was around. There is a nice theater and there are a lot of restaurants. Fine to some food on a terrace!
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  • The site is where the beautiful municipal theatre, besides being close to the Lapa and other interesting points of the Centre.
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