Rio de Janeiro - Centro & Praca Maua (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Centro & Praça Mauá chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janiero guidebook.

Rio’s downtown is an architectural medley of old and new, with striking baroque churches and narrow colonial streets juxtaposed against looming office towers and wide, traffic-filled boulevards. North of Centro is Praça Mauá, a revitalized waterfront plaza boasting new museums and an aquarium.

  • peer back through hundreds of years of Brazilian history at the Museu Histórico Nacional.
  • maps
  • go eye-to-eye with fish, sharks and rays in AquaRio.
  • transportation
  • take in first-rate art installations and rooftop views at the Museu de Arte do Rio.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Centro & Praça Mauá, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.

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