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Largo da Carioca is a very busy place in the commercial center of Rio, with a subway.
Many people who work in the Center pass through it everyday.
The square is a great meeting point and a good place to go for a walk.
Quite busy space as full of office around and where the world Carioca was inventing meaning WhiteMan House literally from Indigenous language for those who like etimology.
Also close to the Bondinho station and other attractions like S.Antonio Church probably the most baroque among Rio's...More
When I walked across Largo da Carioca with my private tour guide, he told me that it was once a lagoon, where the local Indians used to bathe and the cattle used to drink. These Indians served the Portuguese people by carrying water from the...More
Date of experience: June 2015
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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
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