Ilha Fiscal, Rio de Janeiro

Ilha Fiscal is an island in Guanabara Bay, bordering the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil.Originally named by Europeans as Ilha dos Ratos (Rat Island), its current name comes from the fact there have worked since the Guarda Fiscal, serving the port of the then capital of the Empire in the nineteenth century. The island became famous for having housed the famous Baile da Ilha Fiscal, the last big party of the Empire before the coup d'etat that proclamed the Republic in November 1889.Ilha Fiscal now houses a museum of cultural history that is maintained by the Navy of Brazil.
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  • I don't have much information about the place, because I went to a closed event! So I could only appreciate the scenery. Too bad the weather was closed, but it's a beautiful and very nice place. Loved!
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  • I must say that the small castle not far from the port of Rio is very nice seen from the boat, and gives many emotions because it is something absolutely unexpected, it looks like the castle of fairy tales. Seen up close it loses much of its charm, but it still remains unique. If you go by ferry to Niteroi, you'll pass it right next to
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  • Highly recommend visiting Ilha Fiscal. It’s a palace where was organized the last party of the Imperium in November 1889. Architecture is beautiful, and the explanations of the tour guide are interesting. When I went they did it only in Portuguese though. The trip takes less than 2 hours including the boat trip to the island.
  • The famous ball of the empire. Just before november 15, 1889. *****
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