Ilha Fiscal, Rio de Janeiro

Ilha Fiscal is an island in Guanabara Bay, bordering the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil.Originally named by Europeans as Ilha dos Ratos (Rat Island), its current name comes from the fact there have worked since the Guarda Fiscal, serving the port of the then capital of the Empire in the nineteenth century. The island became famous for having housed the famous Baile da Ilha Fiscal, the last big party of the Empire before the coup d'etat that proclamed the Republic in November 1889.Ilha Fiscal now houses a museum of cultural history that is maintained by the Navy of Brazil.
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  • In this tour, you learn about the history of Brazil and Rio as you see beautiful landscapes of the city, from Niteroi, from the Fiscal Island, it is great to know the city.
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  • It is a beautiful little island in the bay of Guanabara, which belongs to the historic part of Rio de Janeiro
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  • The tour starts at the base of the Navy near the Candelária... It costs 30.00 whole and 15.00 a half..... There is a campaign for special children... Where the companion does not pay and the child pays half.... The schooner leads to the island with a 15-minute crossing duration... There the visit is yada and lasts on average 1:30hs... The space has a bathroom and a very nice space to have a coffee... In the view of Santos Drumond Airport is also part of the spectacle.... Loved!
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  • Highly recommend visiting Ilha Fiscal. It’s a palace where was organized the last party of the Imperium in November 1889. Architecture is beautiful, and the explanations of the tour guide are interesting. When I went they did it only in Portuguese though. The trip takes less than 2 hours including the boat trip to the island.
  • The famous ball of the empire. Just before november 15, 1889. *****
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  • The tax island is a charm, I've been there several times by bus and by boat. It is a beautiful architecture, that when I tread on the site it seems that I am living the time of the Empire! It's just stunning! The guides that welcomes us and tells the history of the place are very attentive and kind. I'm about to come back again, because I don't get tired of admiring it!
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