Cosme Velho

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Cosme Velho
Cosme Velho is located in Rio de Janeiro
Cosme Velho
Cosme Velho
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Cosme Velho is located in Brazil
Cosme Velho
Cosme Velho
Cosme Velho (Brazil)
Coordinates: 22°56′34″S 43°12′00″W / 22.94278°S 43.20000°W / -22.94278; -43.20000Coordinates: 22°56′34″S 43°12′00″W / 22.94278°S 43.20000°W / -22.94278; -43.20000
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CityRio de Janeiro
ZoneSouth Zone

Cosme Velho is a neighborhood in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, adjacent to Laranjeiras. Its main street is Rua Cosme Velho (an extension of Rua das Laranjeiras). Cosme Velho is frequently visited by tourists.

The Estação de Ferro do Corcovado (terminus of the Corcovado Rack Railway) is located here. Trains carry passengers from there to the summit of Corcovado Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

The neighbourhood also includes the picturesque Largo do Boticário, which consists of a small square enclosed by several neocolonial style houses, built in the 1920s. The houses were constructed using materials from much older buildings in the city's Centro district which had been demolished. There are two houses from the first half of the 19th century at the entrance to the square.

Writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, also known as "Bruxo do Cosme Velho", lived in the neighborhood. The house where he lived has been demolished and an apartment block built in its place.


The Associação Civil de Divulgação Cultural e Educacional Japonesa do Rio de Janeiro ("Civil Association of Japanese Educational and Cultural Dissemination of Rio de Janeiro", known in Japanese as the "Rio de Janeiro Japanese School"), a Japanese international day school, is located in Cosme Velho.[1]


  1. ^ "学校紹介 Archived 2015-01-12 at the Wayback Machine." Associação Civil de Divulgação Cultural e Educacional Japonesa do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved on March 18, 2014. "Rua Cosme Velho,1166,Cosme Velho RIO DE JANEIRO,R.J,BRASIL,CEP22241-091"

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