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Cinelandia, Rio de Janeiro

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • Took the Bonde from Santa Teresa and ended up here. This is a large pedestrian urban space with attractive architecture and a couple of museums worth visiting. Mostly we wandered and people watched, s...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful architecture in the city!! Very detail work and well maintained. There are a few buildings around the square also, but this one is definitely the outstanding one  more »
  • This is a very nice square in the heart of downtown and where I love to start whenever I'm showing "centro" to visitors. There's lots around to see and visit (Theater, Library, Fine Arts Museum, etc),...  more »