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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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  • In addition to receiving a little history lesson of Brazil, site of the last ball of the Empire, this attraction offers a beautiful view of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Prepare to take lots of pictures, because the view is stunning. Worth the ride.
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  • Great place to visit, thinking that the place was a public breakdown "Pedro II, Ostentation". Worth, take the last time and make a great afternoon promenade.
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  • To do this tour you should go to the Espaço Cultural da Marinha (next to the Museum of tomorrow ... There you purchase the ticket for about 30 reais. The schedules are set and start the 12:00. The tour is done by means of a schooner or a van. (even the 30 reais). On fiscal island we visited a beautiful Villa, where did the last imperial ball ... a beautiful landscape, with views of the sugar loaf and Christ ...
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