Ilha Fiscal, Rio de Janeiro

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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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  • This was originally a customs house and a spectacular one at that. It is now a museum located in an island in Guanabara Bay. We went past it on a ferry trip which gave us a closer look. It can also....  more
    This was originally a customs house and a spectacular one at that. It is now a museum located in an island in Guanabara Bay. We went past it on a ferry trip which gave us a closer look. It can also....  more »
  • the tour starts with a trip in a boat to the island, after that you get to the castle and get a briefing about the island and the last party with the presence of the emperor close to the proclamation....  more
    the tour starts with a trip in a boat to the island, after that you get to the castle and get a briefing about the island and the last party with the presence of the emperor close to the proclamation....  more »
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  • View of sigla Fiscal from seaside during sunset!!
  • The organisation is terrible. Tried three times to visit the ilha fiscal. Either the island is closed or the boat is not functioning or something... And it's never on the website, impossible to use the website. Good grief. Can't book tickets on the website, no English support, times are all over the place...it's poor. The staff are very welcoming and accommodating but the organisation is poor.

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