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Mini castle in Guanabara Bay

As you travel the waterfront area, you may notice this green fairytale type palace. It was... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Steven D
Baltimore, Maryland
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Ilha fiscal is a beautiful preserved place where happened the last party of real family in Brazil... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Anne B
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Avenida Alfredo Agache | s/n Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

As you travel the waterfront area, you may notice this green fairytale type palace. It was originally built as the customs house for Rio, an then was offices for the navy and now a museum. You purchase your ticket at the Naval Museum on the...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Ilha fiscal is a beautiful preserved place where happened the last party of real family in Brazil, on 1800's .

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful locations in Rio. Access to the island is via a short bus trip from the visitor center. The old customs island is in a strategic position where you can see the connection of the Guanabara bay to the Atlantic Ocean,...More

Thank AnaKrueger
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This " fairy tales Castle" sleeping on a small artificial island, just in front of the Museo do Amanha in the Guanabara bay of Rio, it's a hidden gem, that has to be seen. It 's now property of the National Marine , used to...More

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Entrar em contato com as obras e a Historia da Ilha e do ultimo baile do Imperio foi genial! Seeing the art and the Island History and also about the last ball of the late Brazilian Empire is wonderful!

Thank shirleyteacher
Reviewed June 26, 2016

When you land in Rio's domestic airport (Santos Dumont) you may notice a curious, small green building, which seems completely out of place in the Guanabara Bay. A gothic palace with tower, arches and stainmed glass windows. There is a tour for a guided visit...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Its beautiful. And you get a neat view of the naval base and rio... but the tour takes about an hour but the tour length is 2 and a half hours. The guided portion was only in portuguese. There were two big exhibits, one was...More

Thank jason l
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Ilha Fiscal is a historical place. It is a good place to visit in Rio in a sunny day when it is not hot.

Thank Renata M
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Visiting Rio? This is a must, from there you will be in a unique and fantastic point of view from the City and Bay area. Do not miss the Museum at the waiting area (normally you will be waiting for a boat to get you...More

Thank Rodbm
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...More

1  Thank Lourdes M
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August 22, 2017|
Response from Steven D |
No, tours leave from the Naval Museum, Av. Alfred Agache - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-000, Brazil. Tours are somewhat limited and offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tour times start around noon.
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Paula K | Reviewed this property |
No. From Copacabana, you can take the subway to Cinelândia station and then, take the VLT to Cinelândia. There, look for the big church (Candelária). The tour for Ilha Fiscal starts at Centro Cultural da Marinha, just behing... More
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