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Bairro Cosme Velho

Address: Zona Sur, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #191 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Rio de Janeiro
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great older neighborhood, however the nearby favela means burglarys are common. Nice for a drive through, some truly outstanding architecture from the days when Rio was the capitol of Brasil.

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Rio de Janeiro
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

I like it so much... I've been living here for the last 30yrs... no plans no leave it, LOL Cosme Velho is the home of Corcovado Railway Station. It's a hell of a traffic jam every Summer weekend. But it's worth.

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Rio de Janeiro
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211 reviews 211 reviews
98 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Like the Flamengo area, a place where you can catch a glimpse of old Rio. But there is really not much for tourists here.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is the neighborhood where the train to the Corcovado mountain departs. Not much also to say about it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

bairro is quartier.in portuguese we say just cosme velho which is a part of zona sul in Rio,after Laranjeiras.great mansions,beautiful places.onyour way to Corcovado you can go around

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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336 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

The neighborhood where the Corcovado/Christ the Redeemer´s train station is situated is a n old and bucolic residential place, with some interesting architectural samples of colonial style, as well as gourgeous churches and squares as Largo do Boticario.

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