Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Candelária
The construction of the original church (dating from the late 16th century) on the present site was credited to a ship's captain who was...
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Housed in a beautifully restored 1906 building, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) hosts some of Brazil's best exhibitions....
Travessa do Comércio
Beautiful two-story colonial townhouses line this narrow cobblestone street leading off Praça XV (Quinze) de Novembro. The archway,...
The smoky twin of the Leblon Esch Café , this Esch offers the same selection of Cuban cigars from its humidor. Its dark-wood interior...
Don't be intimidated by the new-age music. This is one of Centro's best vegetarian restaurants, serving a wide assortment of flavorful...
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Lonely Planet review
Exposed brick and tall windows lend a vaguely Parisian air to this charming lunchtime spot. You can opt for the fixed-price buffet (R$27) or order more complicated dishes off the menu: goat cheese and sundried tomato salad, risotto with duck and shiitake mushrooms, followed by profiteroles, chocolate brownie a la mode or other decadent desserts.