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  • Address: R. Visc. de Itaboraí, 78 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 20010-060, Brazil
  • Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-8pm

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Casa Franca Brasil Tours

This architectural highlight was built in 1820 and once served as a customs house for the region. Today, Casa Franca Brasil is home to rotating exhibitions that showcase the nation’s political and cultural history. 

Travelers say the building is worth a visit because it’s an impressive example of neo-colonial architecture that’s anything but typical of Rio de Janeiro. And while the on-site restaurant offers some pretty delicious local eats, the gallery shows can be hit or miss. For this reason visitors suggest checking out the calendar before planning to venture inside. 

Practical Info

Casa Franca Brasil is located at Rua Visconde de Itaborai, 78 and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Entry is free. 

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Rio Walking & Historical Tour, Rio de Janeiro, null

Rio Walking & Historical Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The best way to really know the city you're visiting and feel like an actual local is by taking public transportation and walking through the streets to ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99
Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours

Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a private, guided tour of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. See this great neighborhood accompanied by your guide and go on a trip to the past as you also ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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