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Rio de Janeiro is famed for its natural beauty, yet it doesn’t fail to inspire on an architectural level too. The buildings reflect a complex and rich history that left its mark in various architectural forms. Culture Trip explores some of the city’s most impressive buildings.
The distinctive lime-green palace on Ilha Fiscal is remembered as hosting the final party of the empire in 1889 before Brazil was declared a republic. Today, the palace presents a fine example of the neo-Gothic style and is a cultural centre managed by the Brazilian navy.
What was once a popular hangout spot among the elite, rich and famous, Largo do Boticario now stands abandoned. The six houses that make up Largo do Boticario surround a small square, and despite their decaying appearance, the neo-classical style and vibrant colours of the houses’ exteriors continue to remain impressive.