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...
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito
Sadly, a fire in 1967 destroyed much of the elaborate interior of this historic church, leaving only the unadorned walls that date back...
Inaugurated in 1887, this saloon and dining spot serves some of the city's best brew.
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...
Rua da Carioca 70 · interesting places nearby
Casa Oliveira information
One of several excellent music shops on Rua da Carioca, Casa Oliveira sells all the pieces that make up the rhythm section of Carnaval baterias (percussion sections). Unique souvenirs for the musically minded include cavaquinos (ukulele-sized guitars), which start at around R$200, and pandeiros (tambourines), starting at R$50.