An island next to Rio, the district belonging to the administrative region of the Center is only an hour away from the city. The island was occupied by the French even before the foundation of the city of Rio de Janeiro, so Paquetá gained historical importance, was a food store, became a refuge for Dom […]

An island next to Rio, the district belonging to the administrative region of the Center is only an hour away from the city. The island was occupied by the French even before the foundation of the city of Rio de Janeiro, so Paquetá gained historical importance, was a food store, became a refuge for Dom João VI and sheltered the patriarch of independence, José Bonifácio, whose property will house the installations of the future Museum of Communication and Customs.

With its century-old houses, transport is made by motorized carts, bicycles, tricycles and so-called ecotaxis. Just over 4,500 people live on the island and some work in the city of Rio. The journey between Rio and the island is made by boats leaving from Praça XV, taking about 70 minutes to complete the crossing, promoting a trip to the beginning of the century XIX with bucolic atmosphere that is an invitation to relaxation.

In addition to outdoor tours, Paquetá invests in cultural attractions to attract new visitors, without neglecting the interior city atmosphere. The Casa de Artes de Paquetá maintains a permanent exhibition with the history of the place, since colonization, and is also a cool place to go with the children. It has a charming bistro, gazebo and a garden they love.

ADDRESS

Ilha de Paquetá, -
Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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