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Praça Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro

Praça Tiradentes - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Praça Tiradentes
Avenida João de Deus Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20010-010Map
+55 21 2541 7522(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Centro

Praça Tiradentes is the site where Brazilian revolutionary Joaquim José da Silva Xavier was hanged in 1972, and takes its name from the nickname ('tooth-puller, or Tiradentes) he earned due to his profession as a dentist. Numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs are located in the area surrounding the plaza, and cultural hubs like Teatro João Caetano are also situated here.

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Praça Tiradentes General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Carioca
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