Largo do Boticário
Rua Cosme Velho
Rio de Janeiro, 22241-090
+55 21 2541 7522 (Tourist Information)
If you happen to be in the area, and you surely will be after coming down the Corcovado
hill, be sure to visit this little square, a small colonial haven in the middle of town. Painted in bright hues, the square's houses are a wonderful illustration of Portuguese architecture from the 18th Century. Some are decorated with picturesque azulejos
(Portuguese tiles), which have a colonial edge to them. There is also a charming fountain and old-style cobbled streets.