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The building, an replica of the Trianon of Versalles, was built to house the French delegation at the International Comemorative Exhibition of the Centennial Brazilian Independence, in 1922.
The City of Rio de Janeiro General Archives, founded in 1567, preserves the collections of private documents belonging to mayors, administrators, professors, engineers and personalities of Rio life are kept under custody.
Created in 1838, the National Archive represents one of the most important monuments of the Brazilian 19th century neoclassic architecture, the new main offices are located in a four building complex disposed around a central patio, which, for 115 years, housed the Brazilian Mint (1868-1983).
Cultural vocation comes from the times when it was just a German course, that promoted cineclub, samba and debates.
The building in neoclassic style, surrounded by Corinthian columns, was inaugurated in 1910.
The building, a landmark of architecture in the 70s, is in the shape of a trunk of wide-based pyramids and is surrounded by gardens, passageways and small shallow artificial lakes.
On over a six thousand sq meters area, the Cultural Savings Bank has four areas for exhibitions, a theater arena, two movie theaters, five multi-usage rooms for educational programs and rehearsals, a mini-auditorium, a bookstore and cybercafé.
Disseminating scientific knowledge through interactivity and interdisciplinary, this scientific center also offers audiovisual productions, musical shows and plays, as well as itinerant projects and exhibitions.
A 19th century historic mansion hosts the city’s new cultural spot. Casa Daros is a Swiss cultural center dedicated to contemporary Latin-American art.
The mansion, architecturally eclectic, contains a Cultural Center with exhibition rooms, bookshop, restaurant and tea room.
It houses three movie theaters, the Laura Alvim Theater, with a seating capacity for 245, and Espaço Rogério Cardoso, for 70 spectators, art gallery and the Atelier Culinário, with tables and sunshades under the arcades.
The cultural center hosts a café, a bookstore, three movie halls, the Teatro Laura Alvim theatre with 245 seats, Espaço Rogério Cardoso hall with 70 seats, Galeria de Arte Laura Alvim art gallery and Museu de Laura museum.