Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paço Imperial. Tour suggested by our local Andrea S. B.

Local  Andrea S. B.

Our locals may give you the best assistance
 on your trip to Rio.

Praça XV (Fifteen Square)

With The Imperial Palace (Paço),
the Convent of the Carmelites,
the Arco do Teles and Market street,
Praça XV
shows a lot of memories of old Brazil.

The history behind Praca XV

 goes back to 1590 when the religious Carmelite Fathers

 built their convent on this historic site,

which was little more than a sandy stretch of the coast.

In 1700 some property was given by the Carmelite Fathers

 to the government of Rio de Janeiro

to build the royal storehouses which were rebuilt

and expanded from 1743 onwards to include

the Governor’s Mansion.

In the centre of Praca XV de Novembro Square 
is the monument to General Osorio, a awork by Rodolfo Bernadelli,
 paid by popular subscription.

The square was renamed Praca 15 de Novembro 
in honour of the date on which Brazil was proclaimed
 a Republic on 15 November 1889. Still many impressive monuments 
remain in its neighbourhood, particularly churches and old buildings.

The Teles Arch, the last colonial arches in Rio,
 offering access to the Praca Quinze de Novembro
 through the Travessa do Comercio, which is lined by one
 of the best preserved rows of two-story townhouses in Rio de Janeiro.

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