Praça Floriano

Plaza in Centro & Cinelândia

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 here 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.