Igreja São Francisco da Penitência & Convento de Santo Antônio
Overlooking the Largo da Carioca is the baroque Igreja São Francisco da Penitência, dating from 1726. Restored to its former glory, the...
Centro Cultural Carioca
The cultural center offers one-hour classes in samba, ballroom dancing and the sensual lambada. Most classes meet twice a week and cost...
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura
Built in the Portuguese Manueline style in 1837, the gorgeous Portuguese Reading Room houses more than 350,000 works, many dating from...
Inaugurated in 1887, this saloon and dining spot serves some of the city's best brew.
Café do Bom Cachaça Da Boa
With a vaguely professorial air, this wood-lined cafe and bookshop doles out sandwiches, salads, crepes and coffees, but it's best known...
Rua da Carioca 39 · interesting places nearby
Bar Luiz information
Bar Luiz first opened in 1887, making it one of the city's oldest cervejarias (pubs). A festive air fills the old saloon as diners get their fill of traditional German cooking (potato salad and smoked meats), along with ice-cold drafts – including dark beer – on tap.