Boticario Square
Boticario Square
3.5

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3.5 of 5 bubbles113 reviews
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elsiek
London850 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
A very small square just up the road from the entrance to Christ the Redeemer. Worth the visit if you are waiting for your train departure. Sadly in need of some major investment to restore the houses around the square to their former glory. That said, you still get a feeling of how Rio was in the19th century and a photo opportunity of how life was in the past. Very safe in the day - don't go at night
Written February 6, 2013
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GUSDALI
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2010
Amazing colonial style small square, surrounded by rainforest and houses of the XVII and XVII. A pleasant haven, . However, due to its wilderness location, avoid it at night. Indeed, it is more beautiful by early afternoon. A river runs beneath the refuge, giving a bucolic air to the place.
Written September 2, 2011
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Alex G
Lightwater, UK87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Only a 5 minute walk up from the train for Christ the redeemer. Worth a brief visit for a look, but dont go out of your way.
Written September 3, 2019
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NJ-Eric
NJ441 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
I don't know if the place is safe or not, but it didn't feel safe. A single once grand mansion (the one you will see online in pictures) looks like it is now deteriorating multi unit housing of some sort. It is only a 3 block walk from the train station for Corcovado, and as you can see from the lack of reviews, not too many appear to think it worth even that effort. They were right, I was wrong.
Written May 8, 2011
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rafkam
Geneva, Switzerland1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Boticario Square, or Largo do Boticario in Portuguese is a lovely spot in Laranjeiras. It's not too far from the bottom station of the Corcovado tram.

The main interest in visiting this spot is to get a glimpse of how Rio was in the colonial times: large houses surrounded by lush vegetation, with a river running on the edge of the square. Despite being yards away from a thoroughfare you can only hear the birds singing and the river flowing. It only takes a couple of minutes to visit this place, so it's worth asking your cab driver to take a detour.
Written February 4, 2010
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
There were beautiful buildings in the past but now in need of some tender loving care.

We had a look after visiting the Christ the Redeemer as we wanted to stretch our legs a little.
Written August 31, 2020
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Tom P
Lyon, France27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Go there after visiting the Christ Redemptor but dont plan to go only for this. It’s verry little but lovely and attypical. Nice atmosphere of old Rio. Everything is seen in 5 minutes
Written October 18, 2017
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rpdiehl
Rio de Janeiro91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An apparently very old little square in a quiet neighborhood in Rio.
But the houses were actually built less than a century ago, designed to look much older than they are. But it works. The result is great. A peaceful place, very close to the busy Corcovado Railway station. Too bad the place smells no good, thanks to a nearby sewage canal, once a quiet stream.
Written January 15, 2012
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marstar0109
Seoul, South Korea321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I really wanted to visit Largo do Boticario very much before even travelling to Rio. When I found out that it was featured in the "Mooraker" James Bond 007 movie I checked the movie again and I was like: woooooooooooow And I must say that I'm a big 007 movies fan (the oldies, with Sean, Roger, George and Timothy).
It's in a really bad shape and some people took it over (homeless I guess). It's said that the country doesn't do anything to protect it.
Anyway, I just had a quick stop over, but I'm really glad I had it.
Interesting place and a pretty impressing building even though it looks shabby now.
Hopefully they will find the way to restore it and bring it back to its old glory.
Written October 18, 2017
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Evelyn B
Maracaibo, Venezuela253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
It's lovely but in really bad shape, if you like old buildings and photography you will love this place, it's small but it has its charm! If you have time spare and you are already in the area (Cosme Velho, where the Corcovado station is) then I would recommend it.
If you do go, then don't miss the Museu Internacional de Arte Naif which is nearby ;)
Written July 8, 2015
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