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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  • The island is a tour not to be missed, affordable value, very nice and organized. The view of Guanabara Bay, and the journey you make in the history of the Empire is very cool. is very worthwhile!
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  • Is an unheralded ride but one of the best of the river. Beyond all historical issue about the island (last dance, construction by slaves, among others), is an alternative way of contemplating the beauty of the city. The ride is purchased at Espaço Cultural da Marinha, in Olympic Boulevart between praça XV and Candelaria. With the ticket, we can meet a submarine is moored there for visitation. At the time of the tour, we went to schooner (about 15 minutes) to the island. There, the tour is guided by the Palace and told the whole story surrounding the site. It was an incredibly good afternoon and is a ride that can go alone, go with friends and/or children.
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  • It's been a while that I wanted to do this tour. Even more INCREDIBLE if you're knowing a little of the history of the site. I recommend all tourists or locals like me. That pleasant afternoon that I had! And the view of Guanabara Bay. I was ecstatic!
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  • The famous ball of the empire. Just before november 15, 1889. *****
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  • Place MA-RA-VI-LHO-SO. .... This mini castle on the island was opened days before Brazil's exit from the monarch regime and enter the Republic regime. There you can see some objects used in big party that was there for the occasion.
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  • Beautiful place. The ride is pleasant, well taken care of by the Navy. It's a good opportunity to learn history.
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