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 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...
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...
An old movie theater, and now an electronic music club, Ideal has an outdoor terrace with views of old Rio.
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 Sete de Setembro · interesting places nearby
Empório Musicale information
This is an LP-lover’s dream. You’ll find bins and bins of old records covering the full spectrum of Brazilian music. You can unearth some gems of classic samba, Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) and funk. CD users have less to celebrate, with a rather paltry selection.