Floriano Peixoto Square (Cinelandia)
Floriano Peixoto Square (Cinelandia)

Floriano Peixoto Square (Cinelandia)

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Centro, Rio de Janeiro

The basics

With its central location and proximity to various attractions, you might stumble upon Cinelandia effortlessly. As you explore the Parisian-style square, make note of the bronze statutes of Brazil's second president, Marshal Floriano Peixoto, and Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes. Many Rio De Janeiro highlights tours feature the square, focusing on its Beaux-Arts architecture, historical significance, and enduring cultural influence. Before your visit, check for events at the nearby Municipal Theater, National Library, and Fine Arts Museum.

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Things to know before you go

  • Cinelandia is a great place to find traditional Brazilian snacks that street vendors sell.

  • While generally considered safe, Cinelandia can get crowded, so you must be aware of your surroundings and belongings.

  • Be prepared for the elements and dress appropriately, as Cinelandia is largely uncovered.

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How to get there

Cinelandia, situated centrally in Rio de Janeiro, provides easy access to several key attractions, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, all within walking distance. You can reach Cinelandia by taxi or rideshare. If you favor public transit, use the metro to reach Cinelandia station, which is serviced by lines L1-L4 and L2, or the Cinelandia tram stop, which is serviced by lines L1 and L3. For absolute convenience, consider booking a sightseeing tour that includes round-trip transportation.

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When to get there

To witness Cinelandia at its best, plan your visit during cultural events or festivals, like Carnaval. Weekdays offer a quieter ambiance, ideal for relaxing and exploring the square's adjacent attractions. As a major public transportation hub, avoiding morning and evening rush hours is advisable when visiting.

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Architecture awaits you in Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio de Janeiro's architectural marvels beyond Cinelandia's distinctive Beaux-Arts facades by joining an architecture tour. Delve into iconic landmarks such as the avant-garde Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, the historic Municipal Theater, and the ornate Candelaria Church. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, unravel the stories behind these structures, gaining a deeper appreciation for Rio's enchanting urban landscape.

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