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Cinelândia is the popular name of a major public square in the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its official name is Praça Floriano Peixoto, in honour of the second president of Brazil, Floriano Peixoto.The old Ajuda Convent survived the initial remodelling of the square, but was finally demolished in 1911. In its place, Spanish entrepreneur Francisco Serrador built a series of tall buildings that concentrated the best cinemas of the city. It was due to these theatres that the area became popularly known as Cinelândia (Cinema land).Most of the cinemas are now closed, but the region around Cinelândia is still a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants and cultural attractions.
- Located at Cinelandia Square, Robert Morris Sculpture is a giant maze Morris concluded triangular…
- The Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil (in English National Library of Brazil) is the depository of the…
- The Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) of Rio de Janeiro is located in Cinelândia in the ci…