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Ilha Fiscal

Baia De Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
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Ranked #50 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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Lima, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there on a rainy sunday. Tours depart from the Navy's museum 3 times per day, 12:30, 2PM and 3:30PM. We took the 2PM one, it costs R$20 (USD10) and takes about 2 hours. It's a nice building, but you can only see a few rooms as it is still used by the Navy.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

All in all, the palace (used to be Rio de Janeiro's custom's office. is nice but not to say it is an extraordinary experience. The one thing that makes the place special is that the last ball of the empire was held at Ilha fiscal... The painting representing that last event, that hangs in the upper room, is a reproduction.

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Sint Nicolaasga, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We tried to go to the island, but weren't able to find where the boat took off. There was a building that looked like a boat terminal, but it was closed (and had been for a while). We asked at the ticket desk of the Niteroi ferry but they spoke no English and we only gathered it wasn't possible. Half... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

You can get there by boat. The guides are great. The view is amazing, you can see Rio-Niterói Bridge, Santos Dumont Airport, the Guanabara Bay. The building is historical, very well preserved and worth a visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Brazil doesn't have a long history, and this place is where the last ball from the monarchy took place. It's really beautiful, and is a nice tour.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

You should book a visit. History, beauty and nature, all together. At least two hours to see everything. Worth a visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

the view is beautiful, the castle used to be a tax department over the sea, very well preserved, sometimes use to great parties.

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Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The castelhinho that was used by tax revenue at the time of the empire is well maintained. Guides also request explaining the history of the castle-style Provençal (Frances) indeed several buildings in downtown Rio has French style. The emperor Dom Pedro II ordered a prom to receive a commander of the Chilean navy and his ship in 1889. It was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

lha Fiscal is really an interesting place cause the last empire's ball was realized there in the XIX century. The island is really small, but I think it worths a visit 'cause the view of the Guanabara bay is nice as well the palace is.

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Niterói - Brazil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Beautiful view of the Bay of Guanabara, very good place from which to get great photos. Visited with my wife and friends, makes for a great afternoon outing.

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