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Ilha Fiscal



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Ilha Fiscal is an island located within Guanabara Bay, bordering the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Originally named by Europeans as Ilha dos Ratos (Rat Island), its current name comes from the fact there have worked since the Guarda Fiscal, serving the port of the then capital of the Empire in the nineteenth century. The island became famous for having housed the famous Baile da Ilha Fiscal, the last big party of the Empire before the proclamation of the Republic in November 1889. It now houses a museum of cultural history that is maintained by the Navy of Brazil.

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Submitted: 10/15/2012

By: SpiderX22

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Category: Historic Places

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