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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  • Nice place to spend the afternoon, pleasant bars, odeon cinema, metro station already on the revitalized.
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  • The Cinelândia, full of history, is the gateway to the center of the river. Welcoming environment Yes, with people circulating quietly on sidewalks, eating in restaurants they advance on the sidewalks, and everything culminates with the imposing Municipal Theater, with your guided tour not to be missed ... not to mention the National Library and other museums in the region.
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  • With its wonderful bars and restaurants the Cinelândia you can't leave behind. There is a very cold beer and the affordable price. A broader space. Too bad there are many homeless to the surroundings.
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