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places/travel Rio de Janeiro Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Rio de Janeiro skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Rio de Janeiro architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Rio de Janeiro are included on this list. Information about these Rio de Janeiro buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Rio de Janeiro and older historic landmarks.

This list has a variety of buildings, like Cristo Redentor and Gustavo Capanema Palace, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Rio de Janeiro?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Rio de Janeiro. Famous architectural houses within the city of Rio de Janeiro are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rio de Janeiro Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. It is 30 metres tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, ...more

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City/Town: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Opened: Oct 12 1931

Created By: Paul Landowski, Heitor da Silva Costa

Style: Art Deco

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1920's Art Deco hotel on the waterfront in Cocacabana (extended in 1948). Featured in the film "Flying down to Rio" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 223 Rooms. ...more

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City/Town: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Opened: Jan 01 1923

Created By: Joseph Gire

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City/Town: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Opened: Jan 01 1930

Architect: Joseph Gire

Created By: Joseph Gire

Style: Art Deco

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Gustavo Capanema Palace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rio de Janeiro Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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The Gustavo Capanema Palace, also known architecturally as the Ministry of Education and Health Building, is a government office building in the Centro district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...more

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City/Town: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Opened: Jan 01 1943

Created By: Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer

Style: International style, Modern architecture

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