Campo de Santana

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Campo de Santana information

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Praça da República & Rua Frei Caneca
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Campo de Santana is a pleasant green space that, on September 7, 1822, was the scene of the proclamation of Brazil's independence from Portugal by Emperor Dom Pedro I of Portugal. The landscaped park with an artificial lake and swans is a fine place for a respite from the chaotic streets, and you're likely to see a few wild agoutis (a hamster-like rodent native to Brazil) scuttling about.