Inaugurated in 1910, Rio's neoclassical national library is the largest in Latin America. It's home to more than nine million volumes,...
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...
Centro Cultural Justiça Federal
The stately building overlooking the Praça Floriano served as the headquarters of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court) from 1909...
Easy to spot by its bright amarelo (yellow) awning, Amarelinho has a splendid setting on the Praça Floriano, with the Theatro Municipal...
Hidden inside the Clube Ginástico Português, this large, simply decorated restaurant spreads one of Rio's best lunch buffets. Portuguese...
Av Rio Branco · interesting places nearby
Praça Floriano information
The heart of modern Rio, the Praça Floriano (known to cariocas simply as Cinelândia) comes to life at lunchtime and after work when the outdoor cafes are filled with a beer-swilling office crowd. The square is also Rio's political marketplace and is a major meeting point for protestors.
Most city marches and rallies culminate here on the steps of the old Câmara Municipal in the northwestern corner of the plaza.