Statue of General Osório
Statue of General Osório
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Neighborhood: Centro
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.
How to get there
  • Carioca • 8 min walk
  • Uruguai • 10 min walk

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sndovale
Lincoln, CA1,188 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If you are walking by you can take a picture but it is not worth going there for the statue. We happened by.
Written September 27, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,090 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This Statue is located in the middle of the historic Praca XV de Novembro and was erected around 1894 in honour of General Manuel Osorio, an esteemed Brazilian military leader and hero of the War of the Triple Alliance between, on the one side, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina and, on the other, Paraguay. The War lasted from 1864 to 1870.

The Statue was cast in bronze in France. The bronze reliefs on the plinth depicting scenes of battles were cast from bronze melted down from canons captured in the war against Paraguary. Overall the Statue and the surrounding square could do with a lot of TLC.

At one stage the General's remains were interred in a crypt under the Statue but they have since been relocated to a vault built in a town near were he was born.
Written February 25, 2018
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