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Ilha Fiscal

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Address: Avenida Alfredo Agache | s/n Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2104-6025
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To go to ilha fiscal you have to buy the ticket at museo maritimo o naval. Is a palace with a nice green color where the last dance of Imperio was celebrated before the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Lourdes M
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

To go to ilha fiscal you have to buy the ticket at museo maritimo o naval. Is a palace with a nice green color where the last dance of Imperio was celebrated before the proclamation of the republic. You can go inside,but is not as big as it looks. Nice to visit.

1 Thank Lourdes M
Lima, Peru
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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.

1 Thank jcparedes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank RioExplorer
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Karin G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

4 Thank NandaRio
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

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

2 Thank AndreaFontani
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.

Thank AlineRio
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189 reviews
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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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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.

2 Thank Tati_Luz

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.