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Largo da Carioca

Largo da Carioca um logradouro pblico, situado no centro da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. um local amplo com circulao intensa de trabalhadores, palco de artistas populares e vendedores ambulantes com os mais diversos servios e produtos. Por muitos considerado o "corao" do centro do Rio de Janeiro.

L encontramos a maior estao de metro da cidade, o Convento e a Igreja de Santo Antnio (onde funciona um Museu de Arte Sacra), o Ed. Avenida Central(34 andares, 110 metros de altura, 1.061 salas e 200 lojas).

Relgio
Confeccionado em 1909 pela Fundio Brasileira de Ferro e Bronze Kobler e Cia., durante a administrao de Pereira Passos. Dotado de um lampadrio de ferro, encimado por um relgio de quatro faces, decorado por trs figuras alegricas de sereias aladas, que representam o comrcio, a indstria e a navegao. Juntamente com o Relgio da Glria e o Lampadrio da Lapa, essa pea de mobilirio urbano marca as transformaes do Rio de Janeiro na chamada belle poque tropical.

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Largo da Carioca is a public street in the Rio de Janeiro's downtown. It is a large site with heavy traffic of workers, the scene of popular artists and vendors with a variety of products. By many the "heart" of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

There we find the biggest metro station of the city, the Convent and Church of St. Anthony (where woks a Sacred Art Museum), the Avenida Central Building (34 floors, 110 meters, 1061 rooms and 200 stores).

Clock
Made in 1909 by Brazilian Cast of Iron and Bronze Kobler and Co., during the administration of Pereira Passos. With an iron lamppost, topped by a clock with four faces, is decorated by three allegorical figures of winged mermaids, representing trade, industry and navigation. Together with the Clock of Glory and Lampadrio da Lapa, this piece is mark the transformations in Rio de Janeiro named tropical belle poque.

PS: photo taken at Sarturday about midday. That why you can't see nobody there.

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