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Galeria Paris, Rio de Janeiro

Galeria Paris - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galeria Paris
Avenida Passos 7c, Rio de Janeiro, RJMap
Second Floor
+55 21 8124 3482
Neighborhood: Centro

Galeria Paris has managed to build up a loyal following among a type of Rio resident that normally wouldn't step foot inside Hotel Paris (or at least wouldn't admit to it). The gallery shares a space with one of the city's most famous brothels, although word has it that the working girls of the establishment have been given orders to move elsewhere as part of a clean-up of the area. However, the hotel has been used by members of the "world's oldest profession" since 1945, and the often raunchy exhibits that are held here form a kind of tribute to the building's checkered history. Local artists have added their designs to the walls of rooms on the hotel's second floor, and these can be visited when the rooms are not otherwise in use. The gallery also hosts monthly parties, as well as film launches and photography exhibitions. -Lucy Bryson

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Galeria Paris General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Type: Other
  • Nearest Train: Metro @ Carioca
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