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Bairro Cosme Velho

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Address: Zona Sur, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Nice district

The Bairro Cosme Velho is a nice district in Rio. Located in Zona Sul, it is adjacent to Laranjeiras district. Essentially residential, it is a pretty neighbourhood - quiet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Bairro Cosme Velho is a nice district in Rio. Located in Zona Sul, it is adjacent to Laranjeiras district. Essentially residential, it is a pretty neighbourhood - quiet and calm, lovely to walk around in. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice, big, old houses, lots of gardens and green spaces, a neighbourhood that climbs up the hill and has nice views. It travels the visitor back in time, but I would suggest to walk to the top of Santa Teresa instead.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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