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Bairro Cosme Velho

Neighborhood: Santo Cristo
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Address: Zona Sur, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Calm, historic and posh neighbourhood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Askounis J
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
103 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 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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67 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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