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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. 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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  • on national library cinelandia have and the municipal theatre, the location and full of attractions and historic buildings
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  • The theaters that gave name to the place, are gone. Just the Odeon, but there are theaters, restaurants, one of them the famous Yellow, several historic buildings to visit. Municipal Theatre, the national library, Museum of fine arts, cultural centres, anyway, the best of old rio and Bohemian at the same place. And there is the TRAM. Another thing, the sea breeze is enough strong in Cinelândia, in all my years visiting, it was the first time I felt.
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  • Stop forced. Travel with time... reference point to go to other parts of Rio. Since Cup subway, Cinelândia station. It's worth the time.
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