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Ilha Fiscal, Rio de Janeiro

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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 proclamation of 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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  • This " fairy tales Castle" sleeping on a small artificial island, just in front of the Museo do Amanha in the Guanabara bay of Rio, it's a hidden gem, that has to be seen. It 's now property of the Na...  more »
  • Entrar em contato com as obras e a Historia da Ilha e do ultimo baile do Imperio foi genial! Seeing the art and the Island History and also about the last ball of the late Brazilian Empire is wonderfu...  more »
  • When you land in Rio's domestic airport (Santos Dumont) you may notice a curious, small green building, which seems completely out of place in the Guanabara Bay. A gothic palace with tower, arches and...  more »

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