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Avenida Alfredo Agache

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Castles/Palaces Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Set apart from the bustling sights and sounds of central Rio, this remote neo-Gothic castle rests on a tucked away island in the Guanabara Bay. Completed in 1889 and once a prime location for Brazilian Custom Service, Ilha Fiscal now serves as an illuminated city gem. Inside the castle, you'll find hardwood mosaic floors, elaborate stained glass, as well as the transformed Ceremonial Room that's now used for Navy formal events.

Guided tours of Ilha Fiscal are offered Thursday through Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from the Cultural Center of the Navy, near Praça XV. The island is accessed by schooner and bus from the Naval Museum. Adult admission is $25 reais with discounts offered for seniors, teachers and students. For more information, visit the Ilha Fiscal website (written in Portuguese).  

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