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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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  • Cinelândia is practically Praca Floriano where you can admire, apart from a few museums, the imposing municipal theatre and the façade of the historic Odeon cinema. We recommend a stroll in peace.
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  • This central region is home to several landmarks and symbols of the wonderful city built after a great process of modernisation of the city in the early 20 century some of the symbols of the city are there such as the Municipal Theatre (inspired by the Opera de Paris), National Library, National Museum of fine arts and the City Council. The site also has a metro station with your name that facilitates the access to the region.
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  • I particularly love the downtown Rio. The story that each building has emanates from their facades. The beautiful, wonderful and majestic MUNICIPAL THEATRE, the Fine Arts Museum, the national library. Just the feeling of insecurity that is bad, because the patrolling in the area leaves something to be desired. The name CINELÂNDIA is due to the fact that the region, in the past, once housed several and varied theaters, today no longer exist.
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