Inaugurated in 1910, the neoclassical national library is the largest in Latin America, with more than nine million volumes, including...
Built in 1905 in the style of the Paris Opera, the magnificent Municipal Theater is the home of Rio's opera, orchestra and ballet. Its...
Easy to spot by its bright amarelo (yellow) awning, Amarelinho has a splendid setting on the Praça Floriano. Waiters serve plenty of...
Praça Floriano information
Lonely Planet review
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.