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Address: City Center, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Flea Market of your dreams

Saturday mornings. The most bargain-possible location in the whole of Rio. You can find that long, lost, left shoe lace or 17th century Portuguese Faiana pottery piece being sold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Saturday mornings. The most bargain-possible location in the whole of Rio. You can find that long, lost, left shoe lace or 17th century Portuguese Faiana pottery piece being sold side by side. Don't miss it! Snooze you lose...

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great place to have lunch and seize the view of Guanabara Bay. The ancient restaurant ALBAMAR, good food, but the most is the view.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The place is under repair due to Olympic games. it is still dirty and dark. restauration is in progress.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place has its meaning for Brazil but... I wouldn´t recommend It for foreigners, this place is dangerous, lots of robbery...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

When the king of Portugal fled his country, afraid of Napoleon's might, he made this building (Paco Imperial) his home. Its a place filled with history and there is a small museum inside where you can read about the importance of the square and the building.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Excellent spot with lots of history - great little streets to walk into with outdoor restaurants - if you didn't know better you'd think you were transposed into some area of Portugal in summer with everyone enjoying good food and drinks while listening to live music!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Many beggars, dirty smelly streets, dangerous at certain hours. Few attractions, tourist shops more expensive compared to other regions such as the Saara.

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RIO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

But has a lovely book store and restaurant--- inside Poca (the old Colonial building) Get the ferry here.

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Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

It is a busy area during the week. Nice on saturday mornings.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This square is a very important stop for all visitors interested in Rio's history. And for those who doesn't likes history, it's also interesting, a good start point to start a walk in the historical city center.

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