Praça Floriano

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Praça Floriano information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Av Rio Branco
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The heart of modern Rio, the Praça Floriano comes to life at lunchtime and after work when the outdoor cafes are filled with beer drinkers, samba musicians and political debate. The square is also Rio's political marketplace and is the site of daily speechmaking, literature sales and street theater.

Most city marches and rallies culminate here on the steps of the old Câmara Municipal in the northwestern corner of the plaza.